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Composting

Controlled biological decomposition of organic material in the presence of air to form a humus-like material. Controlled methods of composting include mechanical mixing and aerating, ventilating the materials by dropping them through a vertical series of aerated chambers, or placing the compost in piles out in the open air and mixing it or turning it periodically.
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Over 10 million such biodegradable and compostable food wrapping sheets and bags manufactured by Plastic Pakaging Pte Ltd (PPP) are currently used by Sri Lankan major super centers under the brand name `Naturplus.
Additionally, the Green Bag Organix compostable bag is placed in the same cart with the MSW.
Richard Cohen, CEO and president of Elevate Packaging, comments, 'This certification is for our clients, it firmly establishes 100% confidence the Fire Labels product line is the first and the only certified compostable adhesive label available anywhere.
Made of 100 percent certified compostable plant-based materials rather than petroleum-based plastics, it allows the consumer to bypass the global trash stream and dispose of coffee packaging in a municipal compost bin.
These applications allow for the production of 100% certified biodegradable and compostable finished products, such as bags, food service products, and product packaging.
Currently the only thing that is not compostable is the filter, which is now made out of a poly blend, but that will be compostable by 2017," Kirkpatrick says.
We've worked hard over the last year to provide the best pricing to our consumers while maintaining our high standards to provide products that are 100% compostable, biodegradable and good for the planet.
This resulted in the company's trademarked single-use Xylobag, a plastic bag alternative made of lignin, an organic polymer derived from wood, combined with compostable material that breaks down in about 12 weeks in a commercial composting facility.
Furthermore BASF offered its customers pigments for printing on compostable packaging.
reduce landfill contributions by enabling employees to easily self-sort recyclable and compostable items.
The environmentally-focused coffee company was entered by Colpak for its revolutionary home compostable packaging launched in December 2012.