As part of our SUSTAINABILITY commitment we are moving toward packaging that is made from PLANTS, NOT OIL and is FULLY COMPOSTABLE

Our trays are made from cardboard and by the end of February our punnets will be Ecoware punnets and are made from plants, not oil (PLA). Each punnet is commercially or home compostable.  Cornstarch (a completely renewable resource) is used in the manufacture of our punnets and will break down completely under the right conditions.  These punnets have a carbon footprint up to 80% lower than traditional plastic punnets.   

You can send your punnets to a commercial composting facility if there is one in your area:

www.ecoware.co.nz/end-of-life/#composting

Or you can compost these at home in your own compost heap, just remove the soak pad inside and the sticker on the punnet lid first.

 

A little explanation of how composting works with these punnets For a product to be compostable it needs to biodegrade (break down naturally) with a byproduct which is completely non-toxic and all of this needs to happen within 90 days.That’s why they are generally considered to be “commercially compostable” as it can be guaranteed to break down in a commercial facility within the specified time frame. Whilst the punnets could biodegrade within 90 days in a home compost environment, due to the conditions at home are not controlled or standardised it isn’t guaranteed within the 90 day timeframe.

If it took 91 days to break down in a home environment, it would have still turned to compost but it couldn’t technically be called “compostable” because all international standards require this to happen within 90 days.

Our trays are made from virgin kraft paperboard which is used for the highest level of product integrity and is extremely sturdy. This material is FSC paper sourced from sustainably managed plantations.

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