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Biodegradable or Compostable: what’s the difference?

Biodegradable and compostable are words that are often used interchangeably but they really shouldn’t be. Biodegradable refers to any materials that break down in the environment – for example a plastic bag over time will disintegrate into smaller pieces but these can still be harmful to organisms and soils. Compostable items on the other hand […]

Posted 20 March 2018 | Categories: Inspiration, Recycling, Waste and recycling | Tags: biodegradable, break down, compost, decompose, green washing, home compost, plastics, time