Sustain packaging is 100% compostable which means it’s designed to be collected and commercially composted with your food waste. Please do make sure you check with your local waste stream to ensure they have the processes in place to accept certified EN13432 food packaging.
Compostable means that a product will degrade into compost only under very specific and rigid criteria which are created in a commercial facility including heating the materials to certain temperature.
During composting, compostable products will break down into carbon dioxide (CO2), water, inorganic compounds and biomass which leaves no visible contaminants or toxic residue/substances.
After this process, the waste is turned into a nutrient dense mulch ideal for growing of more plants. Again, for a product to be called commercially compostable, it must be certified to EN13432 or its equivalent.
Tip: Despite common misconception, it is not biodegradable.