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With the foodservice industry continuously expanding, so is the need for sustainable packaging. The key to maintaining sustainable practices is taking tiny steps to make big changes, like implementing compostable food packaging in restaurants. This post will outline why compostable plastic packaging are necessary and how they compare with traditional plastics.
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What is a compostable product? What does it mean, and how can we know if all biodegradable plastics are compostable? In this article, we will briefly discuss the different definitions of compostability, and clear up the confusion between the degradability of each meaning.
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There's a lot of confusion over the terms biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. We've all been there--passing a green product that proclaims "compostable" and wondering if we should throw it in the compost bin or just throw it away. While it may be tempting to read all three of those labels and choose the one you think means "best for the planet" -- there's actually a really big difference between what each of those labels mean.

Keep reading for a thorough list of what each term properly means.

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