The Real Dirt on Certified Compostable Products: What You Need to Know
Hey there! Are you someone who's trying to make a positive impact on the environment by using compostable products? If so, have you ever wondered what exactly the term "compostable" means? Don't worry, we're here to break it down for you in a fun and easy-to-understand way!
First things first, let's talk about what composting actually is. Composting is a natural process where organic material (like food scraps, leaves, and even some types of paper) decompose into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. It's kind of like making your own fertiliser!
Now, when a product is labeled as "compostable," it means that it can be broken down through the composting process. But not all compostable products are created equal. In order to be certified as compostable, a product must meet certain standards set by organisations like the Australian Bioplastics Association (ABA) or the TÜV Austria.
These standards ensure that the product will break down completely and safely in a composting facility. The facility must maintain specific temperature, moisture, and oxygen levels to ensure that the composting process is successful. If the product meets these standards, it will receive a certification and can be labeled as compostable. ( All our range of innovative products have successfully passed this test.)
But here's the catch: not all compostable products will break down in your backyard compost bin. In fact, most of them won't! (Except for ours!) This is because backyard compost bins don't maintain the same conditions as a commercial composting facility. So, if you want to compost your commercially compostable products, you'll need to find a commercial facility in your area.
So, what can you do with your commercially compostable products if you don't have access to a commercial composting facility? Well, you can still dispose of them in the trash. While it's not the most eco-friendly option, compostable products are still better than traditional plastic products because they will eventually break down in a landfill.
In conclusion, if you want to make a positive impact on the environment by using compostable products, make sure to look for products that are certified home compostable by reputable organisations. And remember, just because a product is says its "compostable" doesn't mean it will break down in your backyard compost bin!
So, make sure to look for these logos on the packaging of your compostable products to ensure your items will break down in your home compost bin. With our range of products made from home compostable materials, you can rest assured that our packaging will disappear. Happy composting!