We’re proud that our breakfast toppers are packed in plastic free home compostable packaging. The innovative film is just as durable and impermeable as ordinary plastic packaging, but unlike other commonly used materials on the market, it biologically decomposes in a home composter, ordinary compost heap or your local council’s food waste collection and returns to the natural cycle, behaving just like an orange or a banana peel.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT IS IT MADE FROM?
Our home compostable packaging is made from a blend of compostable polymers, derived from a range of natural products such as paper, plant fibres and eucalyptus wood pulp.
WHERE SHOULD I DISPOSE OF THE PACKAGING AFTER USE?
Put the packaging in your local council food waste bin (check locally) or in your home compost.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPOST?
Home Compost (e.g. your garden compost) – less than 26 weeks at ambient temperature (<30C) | Industrial Compost (local council food bin) – less than 12 weeks at 60C
WHAT DOES IT BREAK DOWN INTO?
Our home compostable packaging breaks down into water, carbon dioxide and biomass. Once turned into compost it can be used to improve soil.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE?
‘Compostable’ and ‘biodegradable’ are often mistakenly thought of as interchangeable but they’re not! A material that is biodegradable will be broken down by biological processes. For a material to be certified compostable, it must break down under the proper composting conditions with the resulting elements having value as a soil improver. Our pouches are all certified 100% home compostable.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PACKAGING IS PUT IN A REGULAR BIN?
We strongly encourage you to put our home compostable packaging in your local council food waste bin (check locally) or home compost. If put in to your regular waste bin it will go through the local waste system where it’s likely to enter a landfill or an anaerobic digester. If landfilled, the packaging will act like organic waste, such as a banana peel, which may slowly break down but is likely to remain inert due to the lack of oxygen and moisture required to start bio-degradation.
WHAT IS THE PLASTIC FREE LOGO?
Designed to sit clearly on the front of pack, The Plastic Free TM Consumer Trust Mark from A Plastic Planet instantly informs and empowers consumers to make plastic-free choices to reduce their plastic footprint. All packaging is carefully evaluated by A Plastic Planet’s Plastic Free Panel of world experts in all packaging materials. Our packaging is free of conventional plastic derived from fossil fuels.