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Have you got a compost heap or muck heap at home or work?

Most plastic will not decompose in a compost or muck heap. When plastic is added to the heap by mistake it can end up being spread on gardens or fields, and pieces of plastic can build up in the soil.

In the below section, you will find links to a PDF download of two compostable plastics experiments you can do at home or in a group.

Experiment 1: How much plastic is in your compost or muck heap  Experiment 2: How compostable is compostable?

These are part of the collection created by the Environment Agency for the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs. 


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Compostable Plastic Experiments