During our daily purchasing life, we need to think about the products we’re buying and ask ourselves: How did it get to the shelf? What did it do to the environment to get there? Where will it go when I’m done with it?
In an active commercial compost, World Centric® products break down in 180 days.*
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Natural Materials and Compostability
Should products of 100% natural origin be subject to compostability standards? Should those materials be treated differently from yard trimmings or food scraps? Currently, all commercial compostability standards that get verified by a 3rd party are based on bioplastic products. Accepting products made from materials of 100% natural origin would contribute to a circular economy.
The new report put out by BPI and the Closed Loop Partners Center for the Circular Economy aims to inform on the effectiveness of compostable labeling in the marketplace. However, upon a close inspection of the study, many biases and lack of scientific protocol are apparent which render the study inconclusive in our opinion.