Why should I choose compostable packaging if it is not being composted?

Unlike petroleum-based plastic or Styrofoam products, compostable products are comprised of renewable resources like bamboo and wheatgrass, as well as the waste products of renewable raw materials like sugarcane bagasse. This means that in the undesirable scenario that our products end up in a landfill, they still have a lesser environmental footprint across their lifecycle.


Did you know petroleum-based plastics are made from fossil fuels? That means they contribute to global climate change and pollution. In fact, if plastics were a country, they would be the 5th largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions in the world.

Only 9% of all plastics ever made have been recycled, and when they are recycled, they can only be recycled a few times before they lose their market value. Conversely, compostables are infinitely recyclable through the commercial composting process and never lose their value.

As composting infrastructure grows, compostable packaging can help rebuild our soils, act as a catalyst to diverting both food waste and plastic pollution, and help generate a circular economy in our communities.