What are Repurpose Compostable products made of?

Our compostable products are made from various renewable, plant-based materials that provide excellent quality, while allowing you to feel good about using them. We’ve down the work to be sure each is sustainably sourced down to the tiniest detail. Even our ink is vegetable-based.

Materials used include:

  • Upcycled Plant fiber – We make our plates, bowls, and cutlery from a combination of sugarcane, eucalyptus, and wood scrap left after the manufacture of other products. We’re especially proud of these plant fiber products, since each of the components would have otherwise gone directly into waste. We cut no trees! 
  • PLA - We take carbon and other organic elements primarily from corn grown in the USA and extract them into a polylactic acid (PLA) resin. Other plants like sugarcane, beets, and cassava can also be used. Once in resin form, PLA is perfect for being molded into durable and flexible products like our compostable cups and utensils. 
PBAT – Used in our plant-based plastic bags, this durable material is composed of a mixture of PLA and other recycled polymers. That includes renewably-sourced components such as potatoes, wood, and sugar. PBAT provides a strong and versatile bag that is also made with renewably-sourced components.