Find an approved distributor of certified compostable food packaging. Enter your postcode and the map will display foodservice distributors in order of proximity first followed by national distributors who service your postcode.
Composting certifications matter because they allow consumers to make informed decisions and dispose of packaging responsibly. They reassure consumers that when properly disposed of, the packaging will effectively breakdown as intended, in the conditions specified (home or industrial compost), without harm to the environment.
Greenwashing can trick people into acting unsustainably by misleading them. ‘Biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’ are unregulated terms that some unscrupulous companies use to appear environmentally conscious but without certifications, these claims are merely a marketing ploy without any true accountability. Certifications combat greenwashing by assisting customers in assessing whether products meet specific compostability requirements by verifying claims made.
Independently verified compost certifications demonstrate a company’s commitment to transparency and sustainability. It affirms that a company’s claims are verified against stringent national standards. Where claims to environmental impact are backed up by regulated, robust standards, it can help consumers and business owners alike to shop (and sell) responsibly.
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.
Australia has set compostability standards that allow packaging to be tested and checked against stringent criteria. Products can be certified to AS4736 (industrial compostability) or AS5810 (home compostability).
Consumers can confidently purchase packaging knowing that its claims have been vetted to be true. Use this page to find a supplier of certified compostable packaging.