When a product is said to be recyclable it qualifies to be processed then recreated into a new, recycled product. Reusing products to create new products reduces the harm that is put on our environment while making everyday products.
Biodegradable products break down through the action of a naturally occurring microorganism, such as bacteria, fungi etc. over a period of time. These products are usually made from plant or animal sources. Examples of biodegradable include paper, vegetable scraps and some forms of plastics made from ingredients such as corn starch.
For products to be considered as compostable, it must be able to break down into carbon dioxide, water and biomass at the same rate as paper. It also needs to look like compost, should not produce any toxic material and should be able to support plant life. Compostable items are made from plant materials such as corn, potato, cellulose, soy and sugar.
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Post-consumer material which is an end product that has completed its life cycle as a consumer item and would otherwise have been disposed of as a solid waste. "Post consumer materials" indicates the product was made with these materials that were recycled by residents and other businesses.