Are certified compostable bags exempt from the single use plastic ban in Canada?

As we already know the Federal Government promised to ban single use plastic shopping bags in Canada. They have not provided any date yet but looking at the experience of other countries it seems that the ban is inevitable and fast approaching. We still do not have a clear picture of how this regulation willContinue reading “Are certified compostable bags exempt from the single use plastic ban in Canada?”

What does the ”OK compost HOME” certification mean?

The best way to answer this question would be to look at the information provided by TUV Austria, the organization that does that certification. OK compost HOME Owing to the comparatively smaller volume of waste involved, the temperature in a garden compost heap is clearly lower and less constant than in an industrial composting environment.Continue reading “What does the ”OK compost HOME” certification mean?”

Compost standards and certifications

We understand that sometimes it might be really confusing with all that composting standards, certifications, certifying organizations. Hopefully the chart below will help you to see the difference between home composting and industrial composting standards and the main certifying bodies. Certifications Industiral compost Home compost Product compost requirements Requires commercial compost facility Occurs at theContinue reading “Compost standards and certifications”