WEDO NOT INHERIT THE EARTH FOR OUR ANCESTORS... WE BORROW IT FROM OUR CHILDREN
To understand our products better, let’s take a closer look at what makes them trusted on the Global platform. Below is a condensed explanation of the Global certifications that we believe are the world leaders: Europe – Vinçotte; is a Belgian accredited inspection and certification organisation, also provide testing for the Australian certifications. OK COMPOST (EN 13432) Packaging or products featuring the OK compost label are guaranteed as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. This applies to all components, inks and additives. The sole reference point for the certification programme is the harmonised EN 13432: 2000 standard. OK compost - certified are those that compost only in industrial composting facilities (at temperatures between 55 to 60°C). OK compost HOME - refers to products that will compost at lower temperatures, so they can go into the compost heap in your garden at home, hence the title "HOME". USA - certified as meeting ASTM D6400 and/or ASTM D6868 can use the logo to provide assurance of compostability or biodegradability of the finished products. Not widely recognised in New Zealand as it refers to commercial composting in the USA. Australasia - Closest to home is the Australian certifications from the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA), designed to be the standards for ‘down under’. AS4736-2006 – A localised version of the EN13432 OK Compost standard, with some important additions that must be met: Minimum of 90% biodegradation of plastic materials within 180 days in compost Minimum of 90% of plastic materials should disintegrate into less than 2mm pieces in compost within 12 weeks No toxic effect of the resulting compost on plants and earthworms. Hazardous substances such as heavy metals should not be present above maximum allowed levels Plastic materials should contain more than 50% organic materials. AS5810-2010 – Specifically tailored to home composting, it provides the same standard as 4736-2006 with a little leniency for home environments, which are; Slightly extended degradation time parameters Lesser temperature requirements to achieve degradation
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