16 May '11, 4am

Biodegradable and compostable - are they really the same thing?

Biodegradable and compostable - are they really the same thing?

Products labeled “biodegradable” can also contaminate the recycling stream, but does that mean they should always be composted? Photo: Amanda Wills, Earth911 Biodegradable or compostable: These terms are often confusing for consumers trying to select an eco-friendly product. Calif. State Senator Mark DeSaulnier , who represents a district east of San Francisco, aims to clear up the confusion for his state with Calif. Senate Bill 567, the Truthful Environmental Advertising in Plastics law. SB 567 would ban the use of the term “biodegradable” on plastic products and would only allow plastic products that meet certain standards to use the label “compostable.” In 2008, DeSaulnier sponsored legislation that placed the same labeling restrictions on plastic bags and food packaging. SB 567 would extend the labeling requirements to all plastic products: pens, garbage cans, food sto...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/15/clarifying-biodegrada...

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