European Bioplastics Seedling (EN 13432)

European Bioplastics Seedling (EN 13432) represents the European standard for packaging made from biodegradable and compostable materials. It sets out the requirements for the composition, biodegradability, and compostability of packaging, in addition to performance criteria such as strength and durability during use.

The objective of the said standard is to ensure that the packing made from biodegradable and compostable materials can be sustainably managed in an environmentally friendly manner, reducing waste, and minimizing the impact on the environment.

To be certified, the packaging material should break down into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass within a specific time frame (compostable plastic to disintegrate after 12 weeks and completely biodegrade after 6 months), without leaving behind any toxic residues.

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