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UCL’s Big Compost Experiment
UCL have published the results of their Big Compost Experiment, using citizen science to assess the impact and effectiveness of biodegradable and compostable plastics in UK home composting.
Specific compostables allowed into facilities without ABPR approvals
The REA confirms after discussions with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency, that specific compostable packaging and non-packaging items are allowed into facilities without approvals under the Animal By-Products Regulations.
Dutch research on the fate of compostable plastics
Dutch Research has investigated how compostable plastics behave in the current organic waste treatment process in the Netherlands and came to the conclusion that they can easily be processed. In the compost, no remains of compostable plastics were found.
Trial in-vessel composting of compostable packaging
ORG trials using EN13432 compostable packaging