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HBP technology claims to be biodegradable by meeting the ASTM D6400-04 and EN 13432 Standards. However, these two commonly quoted standards are related to the performance of plastics in a commercially managed compost environment. They are not biodegradation standards. Both were developed for hydro-biodegradable polymers where the mechanism including biodegradation is based on reaction with water and state that in order for a production to becompostable, the following criteria need to be met: