Not all compostable food packaging is created equal. Some packaging products may claim they’re compostable without the certifications to prove it.
Search for our preferred compostable food packaging distributors. These packaging distributors all carry the Certified Compostable Logo – the only source of truth regarding compostability claims in Australia.
Did you know that ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ are unregulated terms? That means any packaging company can use these terms to appear like they’re sustainable, but without certifications, it’s merely a marketing ploy without any true accountability. What’s worse, it can harm the reputation of brands that partner with them.
In Australia and New Zealand, the Certified Compostable Logo (under the Australasian Bioplastics Association) proves compostable products are what they claim to be. It allows businesses and consumers to make informed decisions and dispose of packaging responsibly.
You should always look for the certified compostable logo and a company’s specific licence number.
There is a lot of greenwashing out there. While some packaging brands may claim their products are biodegradable or even compostable, they may actually be detrimental to the compost industry.
Under the ABA, Australia and New Zealand have two main certified compostable logos to look out for: the industrially compostable logo (AS4736) and home compostable logo (AS5810). You should look for both the compostable logo and a company’s specific licence number.
By becoming aware of the certified compostable logos, businesses can confidently choose packaging distributors, and consumers can confidently purchase products knowing they’re verified against stringent criteria.
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