Compostable resources

Compostable materials can be deposited with biological content and decay into nutrient-rich material without leaving harmful residues. Materials may only be considered compostable if they:

  • Disintegrate and biodegrade rapidly in a composting environment
  • Do not devalue the organic component of the soil
  • Leave no eco-toxicity

Compostable materials are not the same as biodegradable, bio-based or renewable resources.