plastic that can degrade using biological processes in a rate consistent with other organic materials and without leaving any visible, distinguishable or toxic residue. Usually an industrial facility is needed to compost it.

Compostable plastic is a plastic that can degrade using biological processes in a rate consistent with other organic materials and without leaving any visible, distinguishable or toxic residue. Most compostable plastics today can only be composted within a reasonable timeframe in industrial composting facilities.

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