The Sustainability of materials and products that come in contact with food is now one of the most important criteria that drive consumers’ choices.
Consumers are increasingly aware of environmental impacts and companies have an opportunity to gain market share by addressing consumer concerns.
The increasing use of eco-friendly, compostable and biodegradable materials and products are trends that cannot be stopped, as more and more consumers demand environmental friendly, biodegradable products and major brand owners react to this demand.
Simple Paper Products are evolving into multi-material, multilayer hybrid ones to meet the increasing needs for high performance, design, safety.
In many cases, paper requires additional coatings or other modifications to perform well as packaging for food products, and this can affect how well they can be recycled or decompose creating new challenges in determining the compostability, biodegradability and recyclability of materials, and subsequently products in this area.
Ecol Studio can support you in developing your strategy for sustainability by assessing your products. Reliable information and test reports about compostability, biodegradability, and recyclability of your paper products, build up a solid technical base for communication to your customers and for design and development of your future products that satisfy the demands of the market.
Measures the capability to be converted into carbon dioxide by the same microorganisms that degrade natural organic materials; it is determined by measuring the actual metabolic conversion of the compostable material into carbon dioxide. The acceptance level is 90% to be reached in less than 6 months.
Test materials are biodegraded together with other organic waste and maintained under test scale composting conditions for 12 weeks.
After this period of time residues of test material larger than 2 mm are considered non-disintegrated. This fraction must be less than 10% of the initial mass.
Checks for absence of any negative effect on the composting process:
Determination of recyclability of cellulose-based materials and products according to the standard UNI 11743:2019.
The standard specifies a method to determine the laboratory-scale recyclability of cellulose-based materials and products, simulating the key process steps in preparing fibre for the modern papermachine.
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