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Degradable?—Biodegradable?—Biocompostable?

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Packaging and plastic products may claim to be environmentally-friendly using terms such as "biodegradable" and "biocompostable". But what do these terms mean, and what is the difference between them? To understand the effects that these materials have on our planet, it is important to learn the differences. Degradable Degradable materials break down into simpler materials in stages over many, many years. Duringthe degradation of degradablematerial,well-defined intermediateproductsarecreated such as harmful micro-plastics. Biodegradable Biodegradable refers to the capacity for materials to break down and return to nature within a landfill. For packaging products or materials to qualify as biodegradable, they must completely break down and decompose into natural elements within a short time after disposal - typically within a year. Biodegrading within landfills reduces the accumulation of waste, helping to create a safer and healthier environment. Materials that are b…
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Example: Innovative use of biocompostable material used by a Graduate from Kingston Upon Thames University creating dress lining to support the skirt.

Biocompostable V Plastic

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Which packaging do you prefer? One that fills up your bin and goes to landfill for decades & decades or packaging you can dissolve safely in the sink with no harm to drains. Spot the difference!