ECOLABEN Biodegradability, Compostability and Recyclability Laboratory

ECOLABEN is the first specialized Chilean laboratory to carry out biodegradation and compostability tests of plastic materials. The tests are based on EN 13432, which includes analyses of:

a) biodegradation under composting conditions.

b) disintegration under standard conditions.

c) ecotoxicity in upper plants of the compost produced.

These analyses allow to determine whether a plastic material is actually compostable, which can be retrieved organically through the composting process.