Do you know the difference between Home Compostable and Industrial Compostable?


Most of us don't know the difference between Home and Industrial Compostable items but there is a significant difference and we need to know this when manufacturers sell us "compostable" items - look carefully at the packaging as Home compostable is the best if it ends up in landfill but industrial compostable normally requires you the consumer to collect and send the product away to an industrial compostable factory...which most people dont do!

This site has lots of good information on this but use this chart to see the differences

Compostablity - great diagrams and explanations of what it means

In Australia the Home Composting standard is AS5810 and looks like this on a package:


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