The Biodegradable Products Institute Inc. of
“NSF's compostable product testing on plastic products, such as trash bags, bottled water containers and disposable dinnerware, verifies that the products will biodegrade completely, quickly and safely — like other organic matter such as food scraps and yard trimmings,” said Tom Bruursema, general manager of NSF's Engineering and Research Services.
NSF verifies claims of biodegradable/compostable products by testing against standards developed by ASTM. Testing is done by planting samples in a closed environment with compost. Once the samples have biodegraded, the compost with the biodegradable samples is then tested for the ability to sustain plant matter.
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