BECAUSEWECARE™

Home Composting Standard

BECAUSEWECARE™

Home Composting Standard - OK Compost Home & AS5810 - 2010

In addition to industrial composting standards, becausewecare™’s film products have been certified to European Home Composting Standards. Home Composting certification regimes in place that Because We Care participates in include {OK Compost Home } (TUV Vincotte){Europe} and AS5810 – 2010 Home Compost {Australasia}.  Industrial compost is an ideal compost environment because it has optimal heat/moisture conditions and microbial action whereas home compost conditions vary among households depending on the compost quality and weather conditions. This means that for compostable products to meet Home Composting Standard, they must meet a more stringent testing standard under non-optimal compost conditions but will successfully break down over an extended time frame .