Biodegradation Testing for Compostable Solids
Compostable Plastics and other solid materials are tested in conditions representative of those found in municipal composting facilities.
Composting is a subset of biodegradation which requires a product to be tested with a much wider variety of controlled test parameters.
As testing is conducted on the finished product, the design and material weight can influence the outcome of the test.
Tests often include analysis of Plant Growth through OECD 208, a Metals Analysis and an analysis of the physical changes in the product and the compost itself.
Meeting the requirements for the post-test compost analysis indicates how a product will likely compost in commercial and municipal facilities.