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Canpoz brand of 100% compostable waste bags are made from polybutyrate (PBAT) biodegradable cornstarch based resins. It is re-granulated by mixing corn starch and bio-based materials. When the bags are buried in soil or compost with a microbial environment for 3 months with appropriate temperature and humidity, such as in an industrial composting facility, it will be 100% decomposed into carbon dioxide (CO2) and water, as well as forming part of the organic compost/fertilizer which can be used in farms, gardens and flower beds..

Why should we compost?

Seven reasons for composting:
1. Our garbage is about 40 per cent organic waste — composting keeps all that garbage out of the landfills.
2. Organic wastes that end up in landfills decompose without oxygen will produce methane, a greenhouse gas that has a greater impact on global warming than CO2 while it’s active.
3. Compost is a nutrient rich fertilizer that helps soil retain moisture, so our crops and plants love it.
4. More compost used for crops and flower beds means less chemical fertilizers, which often run off into the water system.
5. Nobody wants to have a landfill in their neighbourhood. New ones are getting harder to be approved, and the existing ones are filled up quickly.
6. Operating landfills are getting very expensive. Composting saves tax payers’ money.
7. More and more local governments and municipalities requires residents to separate organic waste from garbage.

What is the differences between Biodegradable and Compostable?

It is important to be aware that “compostable” and “biodegradable” are not equivalent. Similarly, “disintegration” cannot be used interchangeably with either of these terms.Biodegradation: degradation caused by biological activity especially caused by enzymatic action leading to a significant change in the chemical structure of a material. (Reference: ISO 162929, section 3.3)
Compostable: said of that which is capable of undergoing biological decomposition in a compost site such that the material is not visually distinguishable and breaks down into carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds and biomass at a rate consistent with known compostable materials. (Reference: ASTM D6400).