When determining whether a product is sustainable or not, we like to look at the sustainability of both the materials used to make it and how it can be disposed. Both Revive™ and Sustain™ are made from sustainable materials. Whether you choose Revive, made from recycled plastic, or Sustain, made from renewable resources (plants!), you [...]
Did you know Henry Ford invented the motor before there were proper roads? Progress doesn’t happen all at once and it requires a series of compounded events to happen. Today, the compostable products exist – and not just in our café packaging, but they also exist in supermarket packaging like fruit stickers, grocery bags, etc.. [...]
What’s great about composting is that it also takes care of food waste. As you know, along with plastics and single-use packaging, food waste is one of the most important topics when it comes to sustainability and climate change. You could see compostable disposables as a two-birds-one-stone solution. There’s also no concern of food contamination [...]
If I choose Sustain™ for its renewable resources, but do not have the ability to get my packaging composted, where should my customers bin their used packaging?
In this case, the packaging should go into the General Waste bin. It’s certainly not ideal, but it’s significantly better than littering or contaminating the recycling bin. We always tell our customers that if you can’t reach the best solution, at least aim for better. Because Sustain™ is made from renewable resources it’s a much [...]
I’m worried my compostable packaging is going to landfill. If so, am I still making the right environmental choice?
Through our two Sustain™ and Revive™ ranges we are able to match the most sustainable packaging to our customers waste management capability. If you have better recycling available to you over composting, we’d encourage you to consider Revive™. But if you have no option to recycle or compost, we like to remind our customers about [...]
Unfortunately this can and does happen due to lack of local packaging composters and appropriate collection services. It makes us genuinely sad if we learn our packaging goes to landfill. We see it as a wasted resource! Gold shouldn’t go to landfill, neither should our packaging (yes, we’re that obsessed with our packaging). This is [...]
Well, the composting infrastructure in the UK is in its infancy. Today, there are very few commercial composters that will actually accept compostable packaging. Across environmentally minded packaging suppliers, users, national and local government, efforts are being made to find a solution. The big reason which keeps the composting bird stuck on the runway is [...]
They stay there. It’s a problem. We don’t like it. And it’s the same when we litter the land with anything too. Our Sustain™ products however are not designed to end up in the natural environment and not even in a landfill. They are designed for a very specific waste stream for a very specific [...]
We believe that creating products that would naturally break down in our oceans or parks over time is sidestepping the issue completely. We don’t want to look for an excuse to litter, we want to eliminate litter completely! Thus we ask you a question in return: shouldn’t we be seeking ways to eliminate rubbish seeping [...]
No, no, no. Our Sustain products are designed to break down only within the commercial composting facilities. Despite common misconception, compostable products do not dissolve in water. The benefits of our products when thinking about the ocean, is that they all have sustainable means of disposal and can turn into precious resource (either compost or [...]