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Compostable Packaging Parts

Part of this product or it's packaging is capable of decomposing naturally in a home compost or in an industrial compost environment, in a way that is not harmful to the environment and produces compost. This does not guarantee that it will be composted – always check locally.

Sustainable Development Goals
Responsible consumption and production
Proof Point Level
Product Business


  • The parts must be tested for compostability (industrially or at home)
  • The resulting compost should meet the quality criteria outlined in EN 13432 / ASTM D6400 (related to the toxicity of the compost)
  • After 6 months no more than 10% of the original dry weight should remain
  • Compostable plastics do not qualify for this claim

Publication Requirements

  • Outline which parts are compostable
  • Specify if they are home or industrially compostable

Accepted Evidence

Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

  • Provide a test report that proves parts pass standard compostability tests

Accepted Verifiers

Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

  • Laboratory
  • Testing company

Additional Resources

Summary of EN 13432

Other Proof Points in this category

The packaging’s components… can be separated and placed in a recycling bin are made from materials that have been used before can be placed in the compost bin to decompose (home or industrial) can be refilled and used again (for the same purpose)
Compostable Packaging Parts No No Only some No
Fully Compostable Packaging No No Yes No
Partly Recyclable Packaging Only some No No No
Widely Recyclable Packaging Yes No No No
Partly Recycled Packaging No Only some No No
Fully Recycled Packaging No Yes No No
Refill Solution No No No Yes (at least some)

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