Biodegradable and compostable packaging are not interchangeable. Dr Carol Kilcullen-Lawrence, the national president of the Australia Institute of Packaging (AIP) explains why.
Compostable and biodegradable – two terms that are often used interchangeably, but in reality actually mean very different things.
In light of the recent Australian Environment Ministers announcement that 100 per cent of packaging in Australia will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 we need to better understand how we can really achieve this and how different this target is compared to the packaging waste streams that are in place today.
The first step is to understand the difference between compostable and biodegradable packaging.
Courtesy of Food & Beverage Industry News