What does commercially compostable mean?
Composting is the natural, biological decomposition of organic matter by fungi, bacteria, insects, worms and other organisms. Organisms that decompose organic matter require basic inputs and conditions like water, heat and oxygen. There are a number of different ways to make compost. Home composting is different from commercial composting.
Commercial composting is defined by tightly controlled facilities operating at much higher temperatures then the average home compost system. In New Zealand, commercial composters generally use windrow, vermicomposting or in-vessel methods. The compostable items that go into an industrial composting system are called feedstock. At this stage, our products are only able to be processed in commercial compost facilities that accept our product.
Our products are not home compostable.