Compostable packaging facilitates the diversion of food scraps from landfills. In current times, the use of take-out food has significantly increased demand for single-use products. Food scraps from leftovers are ideal feedstocks for making good compost.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has released a guide, Understanding the Role of Compostable Packaging in North America. This guide gives insight to compostable packaging and its role in the industry. As compostable packaging and products become more popular, and necessary, use the SPC’s research to aid in understanding how sustainable packaging fits into your brand’s manufacturing, packaging, and consumer education. The SPC offers guidance in determining if certain packaging categories are appropriate for urban organics collection programs (not everything should compost). To have sustainability, compost must play a role and this guide helps decide what approach to take!
Reach out to CMA to test your compostable products for successful disintegration, or simply to ask questions about compostables!