Europe demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by reviewing the packaging & packaging waste directive (PPWD) following the ban on certain single-use plastics. This new framework establishes guidelines for the use of compostable materials and will take effect immediately upon adoption.
The proposal is currently being assessed by the European Council and will then be incorporated into the national legislation of each Member State.
In addition, individual Member States have the option of making the regulation even stricter. To comply with this legislation, manufacturers must have their products tested by an independent test lab.
As an independent laboratory, we have built an international reputation in biodegradation and composting tests.
We are recognized worldwide by all certification bodies active in the field of biodegradable or compostable materials.
More than 25 years of experience with biogas and an expert in the field of anaerobic fermentation.
We offer a tailored approach, which is catered to each customer’s specific needs.
Normec OWS hasbeen performing these tests for 35+ years and our team has extensive knowledge in compostability testing. We are also up to speed with all relevant regulations and legislation. We recommend that you start testing now to get your product approved for certification, because these tests can take up to 6 months.
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