Compostable plastics reduce environmental impact at end-of-life.
For products or packaging to be called compostable it has to biologically decompose and disintegrate in a composting system (under either commercial or home composting conditions) to set levels within a defined period of time.
The compost must also meet specific quality criteria relating to ecotoxicity and other characteristics.
To find out more about the benefits of compost please visit AORA or Compost For Soil.
Australian Organic Recycling Association
The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) raises awareness of the benefits of recycling organic resources.
Compost for Soils provides information about the benefits and uses of recycled organics in maintaining soil health and growing health plants. The site is managed by the Australian Organics Recycling Association Limited and aims to provide informative and unbiased access to information about recycled organics.