Degradable / Compostable

                                                 

 

 

 

Traditional plastics don't degrade over time. Oxo-degradable plastics are conventional plastics with a special additive which allows the material to degrade over time.

 

                                                                                                       

                                                                                             Certified "Hong Kong Green Label Scheme" holder. 

 

The Hong Kong Green Label Scheme (HKGLS) is an independent, non-profit-making and voluntary scheme for the certification of environmentally preferable products launched in December 2000 by Green Council (GC). The scheme sets environmental standards and awards its "Green Label" to products that are qualified regarding their environment attributes and/or performance. As with all ecolabelling schemes, the aim is to encourage manufacturers to supply products with good environmental performance and provide a convenient means for consumers to recognize products that are more environmentally responsible, thus promoting a more sustainable pattern of consumption.

Key criteria contained in these standards also require compliance with applicable legislation.
(1)ISO 14024 Environmental Labels and Declarations - Type I Environmental Labelling - Principles and Procedures.

 

Compostable material (sometimes referred to as bioplastics) are derived from renewable biomass sources, such as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch,etc.
Due to the nature of the material being bio based, these materials are able to be broken down into harmless components and absorbed back into nature. 

 

The standards for industrial composting (EN13432 and ASTM D6400) require the material to convert to CO2 gas within 180 days.
EN 13432 requires biodegradation of 90% of the materials in a lab within 90 days.
The ASTM 6400 standard is the regulatory framework for the United States.

 

 

                                                                

                                                       All our compostable products are certified by TUV in accordance to their Industrial Composting standards.

 

 

                               

 

  "CompostEzy" "降解易" A trade logo from UPM Plastic for compostable and 100% Biodegradable plastic products.

 

 


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