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Home compostable bioplastic film

Made from bioplastics, certified for both home and industrial composting. Produced using starch, PLA and PBAT. All of these components completely biodegrade and leave no toxic or chemical residue.


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The Good

  • Completely compostable (or biodegradable) in both home and industrial compost conditions
  • Does not break down into micro-plastic particles
  • The use of compostable materials in flexible packaging aids in the development a functioning circular economic system. This is particularly important in flexible packaging as it is an area that is very challenging for mechanical recycling
  • The increased use of compostable materials creates market demand that will lead to the development of important composting infrastructure
  • Reduces reliance on fossil fuels and increases the use of renewable plant-based materials
  • Promoting the development of a composting waste stream also helps to address the problem of the excess waste to the landfill (in the form of food scraps) which has a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions

The Bad

  • Made from ~70% petrochemical bioplastic called polybutylene adipate terephthalate (PBAT). Ironically, it is PBAT that increases the rate of biodegradation in order for the film to meet home compost certification criteria
  • The quality and structural integrity of the film is impacted by extremely high temperature and high humidity environments
  • Despite the exciting opportunity compostable films and laminates represent to develop a productive circular economy, currently rates of composting are low
  • If compostable bioplastics end up in a landfill, over time they will generate methane, a greenhouse gas far worse for the environment than carbon dioxide
  • There is a lot of misinformation in relation to compostable materials and they lack universally-accepted labelling and certification standards

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