A biodegradable product will break down naturally in the environment by the actions of microorganisms. This process is natural and without harm to the environment.

Biodegradable materials break down naturally when exposed to air, moisture, and light. Assisted by microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi, the product is slowly broken down into natural elements of nature (such as water, carbon dioxide, and biomass). Although the term biodegradability is generally used for “green” products, there is no scientific restriction on the time it has to take to biodegrade. This makes the term somewhat misleading and open for the possibility greenwashing.

Suppliers with this ecotag


EasyPack offers a selection of eco-friendly packaging solutions that are biodegradable, recyclable and compostable. Some of the materials they use include recycled paper, sugar cane, and pulp.


EverECO manufactures and distributes 100% biodegradable and compostable products made of 100% Tapioca starch. Products include food packaging, blank decorations, and advertising stands.


Samatoa manufactures innovative and ecological fabrics from vegetal wastes to support Cambodia’s most vulnerable women. No source of polluting energy and chemical or toxic substitutes were used during the manufacturing process of the fabrics.

Fifth Express

Fifth Express offers plastic-free pickup and delivery service by using plant-based, compostable mailer packaging to deliver parcels. They operate within Metro Manila, Philippines with a tagline: “Helping save the earth one parcel at a time.”