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Compostable Food Packaging

High Quality Compostable Food Packaging

Work towards a greener future by bringing Vegware and Fiesta Green eco-friendly disposables into your food service operation. Ranging from compostable sandwich bags to compostable boxes, this selection of green catering supplies will help you lower your business's carbon footprint and reduce the amount of waste you send to landfill. Using eco disposables and bio packaging also makes for a quick and easy way to boost your environmental credentials without costing the earth - perfect for any green-minded festival, mobile catering event, workplace or café.

Sustainable Food Packaging UK

Compostable food packaging is the ideal sustainable serving solution. Made from recycled kraft board, these compostable and biodegradable food packaging solutions are far kinder to the Earth than standard paper or plastic alternatives. Using compostable food packaging can therefore help you improve your green footprint and appeal to eco-conscious consumers. The biodegradable and compostable food packaging that we have to offer here at the Compostable Cup Company are perfect for pairing with our recyclable cutlery.

What is Compostable Food Packaging?

Compostable food packaging is made, disposed of and breaks down in a manner that is kinder to the environment than plastic. It is made from plant-based, recycled materials and can return to earth quickly and safely as soil when disposed of in the right environmental conditions compostable packaging can return to the earth as soil within 180 days of disposal. If you are a business concerned with climate change and looking to reduce your carbon footprint then we recommend you shop online today with The Compostable Cup Company, as compostable packaging requires less carbon to produce, provides the earth with nutrients and significantly reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill. All of our compostable food products comply to the following requirements:

  • 90% Biodegradable, this means that the packaging must break down into carbon dioxide, water and minerals within six months
  • 90% of the packaging must degrade into pieces smaller than two millimetres within 12 weeks
  • No negative effects on the composting process
  • A low heavy metal concentration

Benefits of Compostable Packaging

Compostable packaging is a recent phenomenon which has become a rapidly growing trend. By shifting to green materials you can meet or anticipate your customer’s demands for eco-friendly suppliers. Many businesses are now turning their attention to the importance of packaging and sustainability as a result of not only reducing their carbon footprint, lighter packaging reduces the packaging and transporting costs. Some of the benefits of choosing compostable food packaging include:

  • Reduce your carbon footprint - Compostable packaging is better for the environment as it is made of recycled waste material which reduces the consumption of resources.
  • Easy disposal - Access to compost facilities allows consumers to turn their waste packaging into compost, or alternatively if the packaging is labeled recyclable it can then be thrown into a recycling bin.
  • Versatile - Most eco friendly packaging can be reused and repurposed in most industries.
  • Improves your brand image - using compostable packaging creates a good impression of your company, depicting how much you care about the environment and that as a company you are taking responsibility.

There are a number of other benefits when it comes to compostable packaging, we’ve named our top most beneficial. For more information or if you have any questions in regards to the benefits of composite packaging be sure to get in touch with our team today.

Biodegradable vs Compostable Food Packaging

Although compostable packaging is similar to biodegradable packaging, there are some differences which you should consider. With compostable packaging, you can be sure that the materials used do not and will not produce any toxins when they deteriorate. The term ‘compostable’ also refers to the time frame wherein the packaging will break down into the earth, all of our products will break down within 8 to 16 weeks. Our biodegradable packaging doesn’t have a set time frame. Biodegradable products are more capable of decomposing by bacteria or other organisms, whereas our compostable range can be used as compost when they decay. To put things simply, biodegradable products are capable of decomposing by bacteria or other organisms, while compostable products can be used as compost when they decay. It’s also worth noting that while biodegradable items can break down in the environment, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for the planet. While plastic bags can biodegrade into thousands of tiny pieces in a certain time frame, they are still harmful to the environment, unlike compostable materials, which are made of organic matter and are therefore helpful to the environment. Biodegradable and compostable can be confusing terms. Technically, both words define biological processes, but they have become prevalent marketing terms as well. This tends to blur the difference between the two, which is understandably confusing! Biodegradation is a larger natural process that can happen in a number of ways, including composting. Composting is a very specific process that happens only in situations with the right microorganisms and environmental conditions – and it creates humus, water, and heat. Other biodegradation processes do not make humus, which is an important part of soils.

Why Choose Sustainable Food Packaging?

The environment is something that businesses can no longer continue to ignore. With natural resources depleting, global temperatures rising and pollution spiralling out of control, there's never been a better time than now to start making greener choices in the way you operate. By making the switch, you can take small steps in protecting the environment and its precious ecosystems to help shape a greener future for the next generations. Add on to this all of the social and economic benefits that come with going green, and you really can't afford to not put sustainability at the heart of your business.

Why Choose Us For Compostable Food Packaging?

Should you be looking to take steps to become more earth-friendly by purchasing eco-friendly packaging products you have come to the right place. The Compostable Cup Company has been providing effective and efficient compostable food packaging products to businesses and homeowners throughout the UK for a number of years now. Whether you are new to using compostable or biodegradable packaging products or have been using them for a number of years, with a wide range of products available you won't be disappointed when you choose to shop with The Compostable Cup Company. With the wealth of knowledge and experience that The Compostable Cup Company has, you can count on our team to answer any questions you may have about the compostable food packaging products that we supply. Whether you are looking for takeaway products for your small or large business, we have a range of compostable packaging products for everyone.

For Compostable Food Packaging UK, Contact The Compostable Cup Company Today

The team at The Compostable Cup Company is passionate about the environment and is determined to help create a better world. That is why we are proud stockists of a whole range of compostable food packaging products. From biodegradable sandwich wrappers to Kraft sandwich bags, there’s a whole host of products that you can choose from to help improve the environment. If, like us, you are passionate about the environment, simply speak to a member of the team to find out about the simple changes you can make, we will be more than happy to help and provide you with further information on the compostable packaging products that we can supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Compostable Food Packaging

What are compostable bags made of?

Our recycled paper carriers are made in the UK from recycled Kraft paper and are completely compostable. The internal handle makes them nice and strong. The newest addition is our medium compostable carrier bag. It is an eco-replacement for the ubiquitous plastic carrier bag, but this can double as a food waste caddy liner. It is made of a plant-based PLA and is compostable. It has a lovely silky feel and is good and sturdy - try it out! 

Can compostable packaging be recycled? 

Compostable packaging breaks down into a natural or organic state when placed in a 'composting environment'. A composting environment = a home compost heap or an industrial composting facility. That means recycling bins are out, because our regular recycling facilities can't compost.

How can I recycle compostable packaging?

If you do not have access to a compost facility or a home composter, dispose of the compostables in the garbage. This option should be your last resort as waste does not easily biodegrade in landfills. 

What can you do with compostable packaging? 

Compostable packaging needs to be in the right composting conditions in order to break down. Commercial, also known as industrial, composting creates the perfect balance of microbes, moisture and warmth, so that compostable packaging can be included in food waste recycling. 

Why is sustainable food packaging important?

Sustainable packaging is important because it reduces the ecological footprint of all the stages in the product's life-cycle. It helps both the producer and the consumer reduce their environmental impact.

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