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Home vs commercial composting: a refresher

In case you missed our earlier posts, here’s a little refresher on the difference between home and commercial composting. Composting – turning organic waste into nutrient-rich compost – offers a closed-loop, circular economy solution to the waste problem, but knowing what to compost and how to do so is crucial. Read on to find out more about the ‘certified home compostable’ and ‘certified commercially compostable’ labels on BioPak packaging. How composting works Composting breaks down organic matter using fungi, bacteria, ...
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How to compost plant-based packaging

What is composting? Well, basically it’s the natural breakdown of organic matter over time using fungi, bacteria, insects, worms, and other organisms to produce nutrient-rich compost. For more information on how composting works, click here. What are the methods of composting? There are two different kinds of composting – home composting and commercial composting. Why does it matter? It is important to know the difference so that we can dispose of organic waste – including plant-based packaging – responsibly, as ...
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Home vs commercial composting

Composting – the natural process of biological decomposition by fungi, bacteria, insects, worms, and other organisms – produces a nutrient-rich material that can be used to grow crops for human consumptions. Successful composting must be relatively quick, safe, and clean, which is achieved through managing the decomposition process. Composting organic food – and packaging – allows us to divert waste from landfill and return valuable nutrients back into the soil. Composting also eliminates the methane gas that organics emit when ...
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