Prove your sustainability credentials to the market
More consumers are demanding for environmentally friendly biodegradable products and many authorities across the world have banned the use of conventional single-use plastic products.
Based on the requirements of EN13432 and other European standards and regulations, TÜV SÜD’s test programme determines the biodegradability during industrial composting of packaging and packaging materials.
Test results are compared with pass / fail limits, to ensure that the material passes every test requirement. The quality of the compost produced should not be negatively impacted by the addition of the biodegradable packaging material.
The test criteria include:
Global consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the negative environmental impact of packaging waste, and many are now refusing to purchase products that use packaging that is not biodegradable.
Authorities across the world are also introducing more rigorous requirements, such as the European Union’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, Green Deal and e.g. EN 13432 – “Packaging: requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation”.
Manufacturers must focus on producing environmentally friendly materials. Independent third-party test and certification shows the biodegradability credentials of your packaging and packaging materials, providing proof that your packaging is eco-friendly.
Test and certify that your products fulfill the environmental friendliness criteria
Minimise time to market by ensuring that your packaging meets regulatory requirements and can be sold in your target markets
Through third-party test and certification, it helps you to win acceptance from consumers who are likely to choose a product that is eco-friendly
Enhance your brand reputation by gaining an internationally recognized and trusted certification from TÜV SÜD
We conduct a comprehensive range of tests which help demonstrate that your packaging is ecofriendly, proving your sustainability credentials to the market:
Learn more about TÜV SÜD certification marks for biodegradable packaging.
Consumer trust is key when you manufacture or retail products that are part of everyone’s daily life
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Determine the compostability of packaging and packaging materials.
Learn more about biodegradable packaging testing and certification to prove your sustainability credentials to the market.