Composting Overview

What happens if your products end up in landfill?

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What happens if your products end up in landfill?

The business model of a landfill is to pack down as much material as possible into the minimum amount of space. This model can create a very toxic environment without any air, water light or heat and therefore very few microorganisms can survive. Thus everything takes a very, very long time to breakdown in a landfill. There are even cases where old landfills have been core drilled and 40 year old vegetables, still considered edible, have been brought up. This is why we are working extremely hard to ensure as much of our product as possible are ending up at...

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How long does compostable packaging take to compost?

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How long does compostable packaging take to compost?

This is difficult to give an exact time frame as the speed of the composting process depends on what the product is (e.g. wheat straw composts much quicker than Poly Lactic Acid) and the quality, size and average temperature of the composting site. Composting is all about creating the best environment possible for naturally occurring microorganisms to do what they have been doing since the beginning of time. When the conditions are ideal the microorganisms will populate rapidly and into their trillions, and just like all living things, microorganisms give off heat. It is this heat, and the share number...

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What is compostable packaging?

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What is compostable packaging?

Compostable Packaging is any packaging made entirely from plant based materials that composts into carbon, nitrogen, water and other organic material within a certified amount of time (12 weeks), and has no negative impacts on the toxicity of the compost. Our compostable products are all certified by the American (ASTM D6400 and/or D6868) or European standards (BS EN 13432).

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