Biodegrades under industrial composting conditions into organic biomass
Biodegrades under home composting conditions into organic biomass
Reduces the amount of virgin fossil fuel content
Made from regenerative materials grown on responsibly-managed plantations
Water or biobased inks that do not require petroleum-based solvents
Australian standard that certifies plastic to be 90% biodegradable at 20-30°C, within 180 days
Australian standard that certifies plastic to be 90% biodegradable at 60°C or higher, within 180 days
Satisfies compostability standards ASTM D6400 or D6868
Certifies material is compostable in a home compost
Certifies a material is compostable is an industrial compost facility
Frequently asked questions
Compostable materials are designed to be composted and unfortunately that means they cannot be mechanically recycled. Although commercial composting systems are not currently widely available on a kerbside basis this is changing rapidly and so too is the rate of home composting. For further reading please see our blog post on Composting vs Recycling.
This is a great question and the answer is nuanced. They don't contain plastic as most people know it but they are made from bioplastic, which is technically a type of plastic. Grounded has a range of bioplastics that are made using our compostable Plantcell™ technology or our recyclable Sugarflex™ films and laminates.