Compostability: A pathway to the 2030 objectives



Compostable materials are those that can be degraded by the action of organisms producing carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds and biomass under certain conditions and without generating toxic waste.

Jordi Palau – ITENE      


They differ from biodegradable materials, which can decompose into natural chemical elements due to the action of biological agents, such as bacteria or plants, together with physical agents such as sun and water and under natural environmental conditions that transform these substances into nutrients, carbon dioxide, water and biomass. Therefore, a compostable material will always be biodegradable, although a biodegradable material may not be compostable.

The implementation of the new circular economy regulation and the setting of circular economy targets have led to an increased interest in the use of compostable materials... READ MORE AT

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