Fact Sheets

Is Paper Compostable?

November 06, 2018 Attachment: Fact Sheet: Is Paper Compostable?

Consumers of paper and paper products are increasingly looking toward composting as an alternative to the traditional practice of disposal in a landfill. While there are many general recommendations available from governmental authorities and gardening organizations for composting paper, relatively little attention has been given in the scientific literature to paper’s biodegradability and compostability. A review of some of the research on this subject was conducted by NCASI to provide further insight as to the impacts, if any, of using paper products for composting.