Bedford Industries’ biodegradable twist tie was tested by an independent laboratory, using ASTM D5511 standards. Results estimated the product will fully biodegrade in about 1.1 years. However, the tie is completely shelf stable and will not degrade before being placed in a landfill or home compost. Its performance and physical properties are identical to conventional twist ties, and no bakery tying equipment changes are necessary to run the product. Phone (507) 376-4136; Web