CAN I THROW REPURPOSE PRODUCTS INTO MY BACKYARD COMPOST?
repurpose PRODUCTS should be composted in industrial compost facilities, which contain the right managed combination of temperature and moisture. Therefore, it is not recommended for use in typical backyard composting due to the lack of high temperature and consistent moisture conditions.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE?
In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission publishes a "Green Guide." The Green Guide defines compostable products as those that will break down, or become part of usable compost, in a timely matter. For composting, a "timely manner" is approximately the same time that it takes organic compounds, like leaves, grass and foodstuff to compost. Biodegradable materials are defined as those which break down and return to nature in a reasonably short amount of time after customary disposal or use. A "reasonably short time" depends on where the product is disposed. BECAUSE THERE IS NO SPECIFIC TIMEFRAME, THERE IS MORE CLARITY FOR COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS.