Compostable Sustainable Packaging
Rootree™ is serious about sustainability.
That’s why we are pushing the limits and leading the industry towards a more environmentally conscious future.
Made from renewable, non-GMO, & bio-based materials.
We use various combinations of these layers to create a package that is specifically suited to your brand and your product.
Cellulose “Clear Paper”
We know that’s a mouthful, it’s basically just wood chips ground to a pulp to create a “clear paper” material.
Yup – corn – like what you ate for dinner last night.
Compostable vs. Biodegradable
“Biodegradable” is a catch-all term and does not have the same meaning as “compostable”. The term “biodegradable” is misleading to consumers and falsifies the belief the item is made from organic matter and therefore compostable. This is not the case.
This isn’t your typical “biodegradable” pouch. Our competitors’ bio pouches are made from petroleum-based plastics with enzyme additives to accelerate degradation. While these may degrade faster than traditional plastics, they are not decomposing; they break down into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming microplastics polluting our water and food.
Did you know?
- Flexible packaging can prolong shelf life.
- Products packaged in flexible packaging are less likely to be damaged in transit.
- Flexible packaging features easy-open tops, an accessibility benefit for consumers.
All of the films and inks in the compostable lineup are certified home compostable, and the zippers are certified industrial compostable.
For now, this product is only allowed in your home or backyard composts or specialty private facilities.
Unfortunately, you can’t place this product in your green bin as it will be sorted into landfill – that’s right, this pouch looks so much like traditional flexible pouches that recycling centres can’t tell the difference! However, recent legislative activity shows promise in the future of compostable packaging thanks to the implementation of standard practices.
No Home Composter?
Don’t fret! This product is still miles ahead of conventional flexible packaging, which is made of various plastic materials and not recyclable in most municipalities. Want to know more? We’re currently working on a time-lapse video of our pouches degrading. Join our newsletter mailing list below to see it the moment it’s finished.
REMEMBER: If you don’t see our compostable logo, it’s not an RT | Compostable™ product.
What else should I know before choosing RT | Compostable™?
The business of compostable packaging is constantly changing.
Whether it’s from our own research and development initiatives, regulatory changes, supplier changes, demand changes – this space is ever-changing. While we wish that we had a perfect product and perfect answers, the truth is that there is a lot of grey area within the subject of compostable packaging.
We may not have all of the answers, but we certainly have a lot of them. In fact, we’ve developed a whole page dedicated to clarifying a lot of questions you may have about this product.
“What happens if I put this in my municipal green bin?”
“Why does this material feel different than my conventional packaging?”
“Will this package still compost if it goes to the landfill?”
“Will this product perform as well as I need it to?”
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