But don't just take our word for it. We are the only UK packaging firm with compostability certification for our entire range. The following bodies have independently certified that our products can break down in under 12 weeks:
The most widely used compostability standards are the European EN13432 and the American ASTMD 6400. They are largely equivalent, and include the following elements:
1. biodegradation - materials turn to soil through microbial action at the same rate as cellulose (paper)
2. disintegration - the materials fall into small pieces
3. ecotoxicity - seeds can germinate in the resulting compost - ie it is useful for plant growth
4. heavy metals - the compost is safe to go onto land
Schemes such as Vincotte's OK Compost, accreditation by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), or registration with Din Certco which tie these elements together and monitor compostable products in the marketplace to give consumer confidence. Vegware holds certifications from all of these bodies.
Vegware is committed to supplying genuine compostable packaging and disposables, and has an active programme ensure our products are compliant with these standards. Clicking on 'more info' on the catalogue pages will show information on the certifications which we hold for specific products.
As well as holding this certification, we also run trials to ensure that our products break down successfully and can be included in commercial food waste recycling.
We are happy to email you a copy of our certification, or discuss how to best divert our packaging form landifll. Just get in touch!