The Framework About
Waste

Fully Compostable Packaging

This product'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

Criteria

  • The parts must be tested for compostability [industrially or at home]
  • The resulting compost should meet the quality criteria outlines in EN 13432 [related to the toxicity of the compost]
  • After 6 months no more than 10% of the original dry weight should remain

Publication Requirements

  • Specify if they are home or industrially compostable

Accepted Evidence

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

  • Test report, proving 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

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