Industrial Compost vs Home Compost

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For plastic bags to be called compostable it has to decompose and disintegrate under commercial or home composting conditions within a defined period of time. The compost must also meet specific criteria.

  • Minimum of 90 percent biodegradation of plastic materials within 180 days in compost
  • Minimum of 90 percent of plastic materials should disintegrate into less than 2mm pieces in compost within 12 weeks
  • No toxic effect of the resulting compost
  • Hazardous substances should not exceed maximum allowed levels

Compostable plastics reduce environmental impact of ours. Biodegradable pastic bags made in our Chinese factory are classified as certified compostable for industrial composting and home composting.


industrial composting plant
Industrial Composting Standards: EN 13432 & AS 4736–2006

Plastic bags certified compostable will go to a commercial composting facility. These bags will have seedling composting logo on them. So the bags are easily recognised and food waste contained in these bags can be easily diverted from landfill.

Plastic bags with OK compost INDUSTRIAL label are guaranteed as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. This applies to all components, inks and additives.


home composting heap
Home Composting Standards: AS 5810-2010

With a smaller volume of waste involved, the temperature in a garden compost heap is lower and less constant than in an industrial composting environment. This is why home composting is a more difficult than industrial composting. Most, if not all, home composting bags are industrial compostable.

You need a home compost bin and some compostable bin liners. With these you can do your own composting before the waste go to commercial facility. Keep track of what you throw into the biodegradable trash bags. A properly managed compost bin will not attract pests or rodents and will not smell bad. Your compost should be ready in two to five weeks.

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