What does commercially compostable mean?

Posted by Molly Parker on

We term our products “commercially compostable” as due to the sheer volume of material we need to be composting on a large and fast scale. Commercial compost sites will create the optimal composting conditions and our products will compost at the fastest possible rate. Further to this one of the materials we use, Poly Lactic Acid (PLA), requires a compost environment that is at least 60ºC before it will begin composting. 

It’s a bit like giving an apple to a infant human. They can’t bite into the apple because they have no teeth. But place the apple in a pot of 60ºC water for 10-15 minutes and that same apple will then be soft as easier to consume (once it’s cooled down of course!!).

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