What differentiates Inherently Biodegradable from Readily Biodegradable?

July 4, 2018

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.

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