Compostable packaging can come in many and varied forms. Compostable packaging is manufactured primarily to help to reduce the use of conventional packaging and in doing so diverts tons of waste from landfill to industrial composting facilities.
In Australia, compostable products are covered by Australian Standard AS 4736 for compostability (see Certification). Australia has the most stringent standards in the world and leads the way in this industrial space. ASTM 6400 and EN13432 are the US and European standards respectively that are used widely and have a wide global presence.
Products covered by these standards include: