Know Your Green Claims

Many of the merchants selling compostable products on Amazon.com want you to truly believe they have a “green” product. Some actually do! But, some misuse, misrepresent or outright mislead consumers with fuzzy, friendly terms that sound green but really are not. As a service to our customers, compostables.org scans lists of certified compostable products published […]

Why Buy Certified Compostable Products?

The marketing claim biodegradable and compostable are powerful green marketing buzzwords. Many unsavory marketing companies prey on consumer’s desires and make false claims about a product’s biodegradability. If these phony products are sent to a compost facility, that can contaminate the entire process, harming the business operations of the composter and jeopardizing the health of […]

The Case for Compostable Products

Almost 35% of what North Americans put into landfills is clean, organic, biodegradable “waste’: Food scraps from leftover meals and food preparation Wet or food-soiled paper goods (like paper towels, tissues, wax-coated cardboard, plates Yard trimmings such as grass clippings, branches and leaves All of the above wastes are easily recycled – via composting (the […]

Why Composting (instead of Recycling)?

Composting IS recycling where biodegradable items are recycled back into the soil. In many parts of North America and Europe, organic waste (leaves, grass clippings) is already being composted, preventing millions of tons of organic trash from filling up landfills! But much more remains. So, while 50 ~ 60% of leaves and grass clippings are […]

Why Compost?

Compost is a noun and a verb. As a noun, compost is a soil “conditioner” that helps also provides fertility to plants. Using compost, whether homemade or store bought, recycles nutrients and organic materials that help plants grow with less water, fertilizer or pesticides. When applied to soil, compost can result in: Better soil fertility: […]

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