Compostable food packaging is made from materials that microorganisms can break down in a compost heap. This means that it can be recycled and reused to create new products, unlike traditional plastics, which take centuries to decompose.
Compostable food packaging is made from paper, cardboard, and plant-based plastics. These materials can be broken down and composted, which means they don’t end up in landfills. It is better for the environment than traditional plastic packaging. Plastic takes hundreds of years to break down in landfills, and it often leaks toxic chemicals into the soil and water.
Compostable food packaging can be composted in a compost bin or pile, which helps to reduce these negative impacts. It can also be composted in an industrial composting facility.
It’s important to note that not all compostable food packaging is created equal- some materials are more compostable than others.