Commercially compostable, home compostable, biodegradable,
oxo-degradable – the consumer demand for alternatives to plastic packaging and
the desire from businesses to lessen their environmental impact has led to a
wide range of new packaging choices. But sometimes it is difficult to work out
what all these terms mean and where they should go at their end of life.
These guides have been developed to help clarify these questions.
The guides are summarised below
- "A quick guide to environmental claims for plastic products and packaging" - Do you want to know the difference between compostable, biodegradable and degradable plastics. View here
- "It's complicated: A guide to biodegradable & compostable products and packaging" - View here
- End of life flowchart – which provides a pictorial guide to the different terms and their disposal options. View here.