This white paper presents a basic overview of compostable plastics, including a review of definitions, standards for biodegradability, identification, and challenges consumers face. The paper was sponsored by the California Organics Recycling Council, a technical Committee of the California Resource Recovery Association.
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The California Organics Recycling Council (CORC) is the voice of organics recyclers. CORC represents a coalition of organics recyclers, including collectors, processors, end users, and local governments. CORC supports the development of an organics infrastructure for increasing sustainable and diverse end markets, through policy leadership and education. CORC provides educational workshops, expert testimony and comments on legislation and regulations, and is a resource for organic materials recycling programs.
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Last Updated: 1/1/2011