Materials from plant components can replace materials from non-renewable resources such as crude oil. They can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Such products of the bio-economy have already become an integral part of our society: from bio-based glasses or flower pots to biodegradable drinking cups or pens, to compostable T-shirts or plastic bags. The many different markings and labels for these products sometimes cause confusion among consumers – often it is not clear what the optimal recycling route at the end of the product’s life is.
So do bio-based products and the compostable T-shirt belong in the organic waste bin? What happens if the biodegradable drinking cup is released into the environment?
On the 12th of November, the Austrian & German Hub organized a webinar to answer this questions. More than 120 participants actively engaged with Christian Zafiu, from the Institute of Waste Management at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna. It was conducted in German and in cooperation with the Austrian Compost & Biogas Association.
You can find the recording and slides of the presentation following this link: https://oekosozial.at/kompostierbar-wirklich-wahr/