Definitions

Any organic matter in waste which can be broken down into carbon dioxide, water, methane or simple organic molecules by micro-organisms and other living things using composting, aerobic digestion, anaerobic digestion or similar processes.(Source: Wikipedia)

Waste containing carbon compounds; derived from animal and plant materials. (Source: GEMET/PUE)

Hierarchy
Broader: WasteConcepts
Alternative labels:
biodegradable waste
compostable waste
food waste
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