Originally Posted by Dakota rube
^and, while it is compostable, it won't biodegrade in a landfill, which I don't really understand.
Compost needs moisture, oxygen, and a blend of carbon/nitrogen. It also needs heat, which the process of composting generates. Plus, it has to be turned and maintained. None of this stuff happens in a landfill.
Basically, composting is an active process that breaks down material, and the required processes don't happen in a landfill. I don't know if it happens elsewhere, but I know my local Solid Waste department actually maintains a composting operations that's separate from the landfill operation.