Inherently biodegradable is defined as > 20% but < 60% biodegradability as measured by OECD 301A-F testing. This characteristic is defined by the original composition of the product. Readily biodegradable is defined as the ability of a product to biodegrade quickly and completely (≥ 60% by OECD 301A-F/ASTM D7373 testing) within 28 days. Readily biodegradable products are environmentally preferable.
What differentiates Inherently Biodegradable from Readily Biodegradable?
July 4, 2018