What's compostable, biodegradable and degradable

There are so many different terminologies around waste minimisation that it's easy to get confused. So here's a few easy to use guides to help explain what they mean and where things go.

  • A quick guide to environmental claims for plastic products and packaging to help consumers know the difference between compostable, biodegradable and degradable plastics. View here
  • A guide to biodegradable and compostable products and packaging. View here
  • This end of life flowchart provides a pictorial guide to the different terms and their disposal options. View here.