Numerous plastic samples that use the additive have been tested by independent laboratories, in accordance with standard test methods approved by ASTM and other standardization bodies, to determine the rate and extent of biodegradation of plastic materials. The test methods include:
- ASTM D5511 – Anaerobic Biodegradability (Simulates landfill).
- ASTM D5338 – Aerobic Biodegradation under Controlled Composting Conditions.
- ASTM 5209 – Aerobic Biodegradation in the Presence of Municipal Sewage Sludge.
The results of these tests concluded that plastic products manufactured with this additive are biodegradable and safe for the environment.