Home > Resources > Composting plastics experiment

Composting plastics experiment

Most plastic will not decompose in a compost or muck heap. Common sources of plastic in compost heaps include teabags and sticky labels left on fruit skins.
The first experiment will explore how much plastic is in your compost or muck heap.
The second experiment will explore how compostable certain plastics really are. A plastic that claims to be compostable should biodegrade in a specific time scale.

This resource is produced by
Back to results
Related Resources
Simply Sustainable Plastics
Simply Sustainable Plastics

Six simple steps to more environmentally responsible on-farm plastic management.

Read more
Developing literacy skills in the outdoors
Developing literacy skills in the outdoors

A story-making activity to support children’s speaking, writing and reading using outdoor themes.

Read more
Related Articles
HOW TO: Make something fantastic with your plastic
HOW TO: Make something fantastic with your plastic

From a bug home to a full-size greenhouse, eight imaginative ideas for re-using waste plastic, courtesy of the Royal Horticultural Society

Read more