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Biodegradable simply means that disintegration will occur, without specifying an amount of time or what the end material may be. Technically, any material is biodegradable overtime and depends on the environment. Companies often use the term “biodegradable” to mislead consumers. It is illegal in the state of California to label a product as biodegradable without being substantiated by third-party testing.
Compostable materials must degrade at a certain rate into a nutrient-rich substance to be qualified. We consider “compostable” to be a legitimate way to measure and represent a product’s end-of-life impact on the environment.
Our compostable products are certified as compostable, not just biodegradable.
The available packaging made from compostable materials does not perform well enough to ensure your products make it home clean and safe.
We are committed to continuing our work innovating cost-effective compostable packaging that’s up to our performance standards. We hope to make all our packaging compostable soon.
Contact your local waste management service to see if your city has a curbside composting program. Find more information on how to properly compost our products at the following links.
Industrial composting sites across the nation:
Independent businesses that specialize in compost pick-up:
Find a composter near you: https://findacomposter.com/
Even if our products end up in a landfill, there are upstream benefits associated with our products which are made from renewable plant-based sources compared to virgin fossil-fuel derived plastics. Our products are totally non-toxic and leave no toxic residues or microplastics behind.
"I can’t tell you how much we appreciate this plate and all your products. We have shared our experiences with two of our neighbors. They love the squares! Thanks for developing these."
The 9" plates from Repurpose are a dream come true! I can't wait to reorder. Much stronger than any other 'strong paper plate' that I've ever used they're a dynamic, useful product even for leaky lettuce (won't soak through). Love!
Good quality non toxin environmentally responsible option for paper products
Some food soaks in a bit but would rather have that than toxic coatings. I never even thought the convenience paler products I was feeding my family on were toxic
I am so happy with these plates! Not only are they good for the planet, but they are SUPER GOOD quality too! They are very sturdy and I don't have to worry about the plate being flimsy if I put a good amount of food on them, cutting anything with a knife, AND I can even put a smothered burrito on them without the plate falling apart!
I bought the 9-inch plates. They are a great alternative to plastic disposable plates. I found them to be very sturdy. I also liked that they could be used in the microwave. I would definitely use these plates again. I would also recommend these products to family and friends who are looking for disposable dinnerware and other paper products
These plates are great quality and better for the environment - it truly is a win/win! I am very impressed!