This process can occur either aerobically or anaerobically. While substances are broken down much faster under aerobic conditions, there is no official standard governing this process.
The European Standard EN 13432 resolves this problem by defining the characteristics a material must own in order to be claimed as compostable: 90% of the material must be biodegraded into CO2, water and biomass under the action of microorganisms within 180 days at approximately 60°C.
Only products like ours, which achieve European Standard of compostability, can be classified as “biodegradable”.
It is part of the natural cycle that returns the carbon in garbage to nature. Though apple peel and banana skin usually biodegrades in a matter of few months, plastics take hundreds of years to naturally biodegrade.
PBS from MCC technology is certified by Biodegradable Product Institute (BPI) for ASTM D6400 in North America, by TUV for OK COMPOST (EN13432), OK COMPOST HOME, and OK Soil marks in European Union, Greenpla in Japan, ABA from Australia. Product made from BioPBS™ can be disposed of along with organic waste. It is naturally compostable, without requiring a composting facility, and has no adverse effects on the environment. Thus, BioPBS™ is the true environmentally-friendly plastics for green products.