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Composting significantly reduces the volume of organic waste, and the resulting compost can be used for agricultural and horticultural purposes. Around 50% of all household waste is organic, and this percentage will increase in the future due to the growing popularity of biodegradable products (packaging material, disposable cutlery and plates, …).
OK compost INDUSTRIAL (EN 13432)
Packaging or products labelled OK compost INDUSTRIAL are guaranteed biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. This applies to all components, paints and additives. The only reference point for the certification program is the harmonized standard EN 13432:2000: in any case, any product bearing the OK compost INDUSTRIAL logo complies with the requirements of the EC Packaging Directive (94/62/EEC).
OK compost HOME
Due to the comparatively smaller volume of waste, the temperature in a garden compost heap is clearly lower and less constant than in an industrial composting environment. This is why garden composting is a more complex and slower process.
OK compost HOME is not based on a standard, but is the basis for several standards!
It is important to remember that the OK compost HOME certification program does not make direct reference to a specific standard, but details all the technical requirements that a product must meet in order to achieve certification. It should also be remembered that as a pioneer in the field, the requirements of the OK compost HOME program, defined in 2003 and never questioned since then, have served as the basis for the development of several standards, such as:
Australia: AS 5810 (2010) – Biodegradable plastics – Biodegradable plastics suitable for home composting
France: NF T 51800 (2015) – Plastics – Specifications for plastics suitable for home composting
Europe: prEN 17427 (2020) – Packaging – Requirements and test scheme for carrier bags suitable for treatment in well-managed home composting installations.
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