March 26th 2020
What is Commercially Compostable?
It's a question we get quite often. "What exactly is a Commercially Compostable OneCup? So we'll make this short:
Commercially compostable means that our OneCups must be brought to a commercial composting site in order to breakdown. This is due to the current, non-woven filter material in our OneCups which breaks down better in a commercial composting facility. The compost materials require the correct elements, constant maneuvering and aerating to create the perfect high heat environment. These conditions are what is required to break down the non-woven filter material.
We're proud to have a Commercially Compostable option on the market and are working hard to make our pods Home Compostable!
What is a Commercial Compostable facility? Commercial or industrial composting is large-scale composting, which is designed to handle a very high volume of organic waste.
These are often run by the city or county and are frequently found near your landfill.
You can find the industrial/commercial composter near you by searching online or using a website such as FindAComposter.com.
Can I put your pods in my home compost bin? No. Our OneCup is not certified compostable for home composting yet. We are working on this certification, but the requirements are different than industrial/commercial composting.
To know if a product is ok for home composting, you need to look for a certification like this one from Vincotte that specifically says HOME on it.
What parts of your pod is compostable? (Hint, it's ALL of it!).
The Lidding, Ring and Mesh are all made from plant based renewable resources such as paper and wood pulp. Even the motherbag is made from plant based renewable resources!
For more questions visit our FAQ page by clicking HERE
What's the difference between Bio-Degradable and Compostable?
The main difference between biodegradable and compostable is that the latter breaks down into "humus," which provides valuable nutrients to the soil.
Biodegradable products just return to nature, disintegrating or disappearing completely. This disintegration could take a week or years - another difference with compostable, where items must break down in a a "timely" fashion i.e., one to four months. (The FTC states biodegradable items have "reasonably short period of time" to break down, which hasn't been clarified.)
Finally, compostable items must completely break down and not release any metals or toxins into the compost. Biodegradable products can leave metal residue in their return to nature.
French Roast Commercially Compostable OneCup
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