KEEP IT COMPOSTABLE
So...this plastic-y looking cup is actually compostable?
Compostable packaging is still pretty new, and in New Zealand we don't have standard
compostable labeling yet.
We tested the certified ranges we found, in Xtreme Zero Waste's Hot Compost Unit,
so we know we can close the loop on these once we're all ready.
Kia Ora to Public Place Recycling Scheme and Raglan Community Board for funding this resource.
explore this resource, here
WHY CHOOSE COMPOSTABLE OVER
RECYCLABLE FOOD PACKAGING?
Recyclable material needs to be clean to avoid becoming landfill. Genuine compostable material with food, collected into a
commercial facility (or if it can be home composted),
becomes soil with no toxic residues.
BEFORE DIVING IN...
Product terms like 'Bio', 'Sustainable', 'Eco' etc. do not mean they are
Certification to Standards is the only way to be sure, as outlined in
our simple guide.
In this resource ' compostable' refers to commercially compostable (will break down in Xtreme Zero Waste's Hot Compost Unit),
often not in home compost.