Did you know?
That 90 Billion pounds of food is thrown away each year in the U.S. and that most of that goes straight to landfills? Let’s put an end to wasting food by diverting your food scraps from landfills, reducing greenhouse emissions and composting them into nutrient rich soil.
It’s important to keep all plastics, even those labeled biodegradable or compostable, out of your at-home compost bin or pile, as these plastics will only degrade as they were intended to, in an industrial compost facility with just the right temperature and microbes.
The issue with industrial compostability is that it’s very limited in the US; specifically, only 4% of people in the US have access to industrial composting and a local composting program (of which 90% of industrial composters view compostable plastic as a contaminant to their feedstock, as a result separate it and dispose of it in landfills or incinerators).
Home composting is something to try, but compostable materials still need the right combo of air, water and sunlight to turn over, which takes some care, so we recommend doing some research to make sure you don’t send up with a smelly pile of garbage instead of the nutrient plant food you are looking for.