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.
"First time trying them. Concerned that they would leak and tear easy. Really surprised AND HAPPY that they held up to liquids and the amount of trash I put in them.
Glad to find compostable bags, great size, hope this helps with the microplastic problem.
So far so good. We have just started using the kitchen trashbags, and I am happy to announce that they are staying in place. I hope to share an update later about how things are fairing once we have gone through our first box.
Holds up really well but I appreciate it starts to break down once it's time to go out to the bin. I got a lesser batch once that tore and they sent me out a replacement that was better right away.
I have a large trash can in my bathroom that I could NEVER find the right size plastic for and thankfully now with this, I'm all set :) the only wish I had was that there were more in every pack, I run out really quick but I have it on subscription so it works out either way.
Not very strong.