Unlike conventional plastics which are derived from petrochemicals, our BIO products are made from cornstarch. They are reusable, water resistant, breathable, food safe and will decompose CO2 neutrally. Our BIO range of products is certified in accordance to the European Standard EN 13432 and bare the “OK Compost” quality seal. Thus they are 100% biodegradable & compostable.
The “OK Compost” quality seal was issued to us by the globally recognized TÜV AUSTRIA Group (formerly known as AIB Vinçotte institute of Belgium). The testing procedure and requirements for obtaining the ‘OK Compost” quality seal is based on the internationally recognized European Standard EN 13432.
The degradation process can either take place in an industrial composting facility for a faster process of 4 weeks, or in a home compost, with the help of microorganisms, enzymes and heat.
Regardless of which compost method is chosen, the fundamental requirement of certification for both “OK Compost HOME” and “OK Compost INDUSTRIAL” is that 90% of the item must be broken down in 180 days of being introduced to a compost environment.
Degradation of the BIO resins in the ocean has been tested and confirmed in accordance to the European Commission initiated “Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot program. The time needed to break down in the ocean is between 35 to 39 weeks.