A compostable product is also biodegradable, will also degrade in months as compost (soil fertilizer) and wont generate any residue or toxicity to nature.
A biodegradable product will decompose by action of microorganisms on any period of time (hundreds of years) and may leave residue after degradation as well that toxicity for soil. Biodegradable is not necessarily eco friendly, this is why we promote Compostpack products as a real environmental solution.
On a separate note, there are “oxo-degradable” products, that consist on materials that have been mixed with an additive that will accelerate degradation thanks to an oxidation process. This degradation refers to breaking the material into small particles which will remain in nature with a content of toxicity.
Composting makes reference to the biological decomposition of organic residue to convert them into soil fertilizer (compost)
Gathering organic waste will start the microorganism movement, and together with controlled humidity, the process of transformation into soil fertilizer (compost) will start.
This process can be made at an industrial scale (specialized composting plants) or at home using a home composter. The composter works as a bin that allows the flow of air. Compostpack bags can be disposed at the composter together with organic waste, and as time goes by compost will be obtained.
Our compostable bags apart from reducing contamination caused by traditional plastic, allow to make an hygienic composting. Throw your organic, food or garden waste into our bags and then to a composter, this is how easy it is to obtain compost and reduce waste.
Control Ambiental de Colombia used 3.000 Compostpack bags to test their compostability at their plant. The result was satisfactory, in less tan 2 months the bags had completely disappeared to convert into compost. The transformation can be seen on this photographic history: