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Home compostable packaging made of bioplastic: we guide you through the certification process according to NF T51-800 | DIN CERTCO

Your Product Made of Bioplastic – Proven Biodegradable in the Domestic Compost

Plastics and packaging with our NF T51-800 certification guarantee consumers complete compostability in their own backyards.

More and more consumers want packaging and products that do not simply end up in household waste after use. Biodegradable products in particular are experiencing increasing demand - and have a high level of trust.

As a manufacturer or retailer of compostable packaging and products, you can strengthen this trust. Have your products certified by DIN CERTCO and, if the test report is positive, use the "DIN Tested - Garden Compostable" mark. This provides credible and verifiable proof that your materials are safe for home and garden composting.

Learn more about home and garden compostable certification now.

Home and Garden Compostable Products Give Consumers Confidence

DIN-Geprüft Home Compostable

No matter whether garbage bags, coffee capsules, shipping bags, outer packaging, beverage cups or other items made of organic plastics: The proof "DIN Tested - Garden Compostable" in combination with an individual register number creates maximum transparency and credibility. Take advantage of this opportunity and give your customers a good feeling!

The basis of our tests is the NF T51-800 standard "Plastics - Specifications for home compostable plastics". If your product successfully passes the relevant tests, you may use the "DIN Tested - Garden Compostable" mark on the relevant products and in your corporate communications.

When certifying for the markets in Australia and New Zealand (Australasia) according to the AS 5810 standard, DIN CERTCO cooperates with the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) and the certification system there.

Specifically for the British market, we cooperate with Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) and the certification system there according to NF T 51-800 and AS 5810.

Tests According to International Standards

The testing requirements ensure that the product is safe for home compost. The tests according to NF T51-800 include:

  • Chemical characterization
  • Complete biodegradability
  • Disintegration
  • Plant compatibility (ecotoxicity test)
  • Earthworm toxicity test (for AS 5810)

Thanks to the modular certification program, the scope of testing can be minimized if necessary, for example when using already tested and registered materials and certified additives.

The certification of products that enter the market, such as trash bags, is valid for five years. For materials (e.g. granulates) and intermediates (e.g. films), certification is valid for six years. In both cases, you as the certificate holder may use our test mark for marketing and advertising purposes.

We continuously monitor the conformity of the certified products. In this way, we ensure that the initial components specified in the application have remained unchanged.

Your Partner for Global Market Access and Compliance

DIN CERTCO provides the experts for the certification of sustainable materials within the TÜV Rheinland Group. We bring more than 20 years of experience and expertise as well as a worldwide network of testing laboratories and experts. With us, you have an experienced partner and independent third party at your side for the certification of your garden compostable products. This makes it easier for your customers in all world markets to choose your products made from biodegradable materials.

Documents

pdf Application Form 397 KB Download
pdf Certification Scheme 999 KB Download
pdf Whitepaper Bioplastics 3 MB Download
pdf General Terms and Conditions 326 KB Download
pdf Testing, Registration and Certification Regulation 320 KB Download

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