This Guide to the advertising of plastics used in compostable products and packaging was produced by WasteMINZ’ Organic Materials Sector Group and Plastics NZ. It is in an accessible Q&A format and answers questions such as:

  • Can compostable plastics be advertised as “plastic free”?
  • Can plastic products be advertised as “plant-based” or “bio-based” (or as bioplastic) if they also contain fossil fuels?
  • Can partially bio-based plastic be advertised as being made from renewable resources?