Compostable packaging is made from renewable (biodegradable) resources like Bagasse, Paper, PLA, Palm leaf and Birchwood.
The difference between biodegradable and compostable is that the biodegradation process is due to optimised circumstances (specific conditions) and usually accurs within 12 weeks.
Additionally, the end product of composting not only returns to its previous state but also generates and adds beneficial micro organisms to the soil called humus.
If your organisation already has or is planning on incorporating a commercial composting waste stream into your waste management structure then switching over to compostable products will be the perfect solution for you.
Should these products end up in the incorrect waste stream then the 12 week biodegradation process will not necessarily apply.