So you’re considering compostable?
Now, we know that nature is pretty perfect, however there’s a reason that conventional plastics have been in heavy use since the 50’s – conventional materials can be processed over and over again until the appearance of the final product is flawless. But “flawless” isn’t why our customers choose compostable; they make this choice because they want to do their part in pushing society towards a sustainable future..
Optimal Storage Conditions
- standard herbal teas (green, white, black)
- protein powder
- table salt and sea salt
- nuts and seeds
If you are unsure whether your product is suitable in our packaging made of compostable materials, please consult your Sales Rep.
It is not recommended to fill pouches to a weight that is more than double the indicated pouch weight (for example, a pouch sized for 250g of coffee should not be filled with more than 500g of any product).
It is highly recommended to close the pouch zipper before heat sealing.
Compostable Identification Logo
We wish it were as simple as tossing it into the municipal green bin, but since this pouch looks and feels like a traditional flexible pouch, most waste management centres cannot tell the difference upon first glance. This means that the pouch will often be sorted out of the composting stream and placed into the landfill stream. In end-of-life, this is not much different from conventional flexible packaging, which is not recyclable in most municipalities. This is where the compostable pouch’s pre-life cycle truly shines, as it is produced using renewable materials, which means it’s designed to break down faster than other materials without leaving harmful micro-plastics and toxins behind.
If this wasn’t the answer you were hoping for, don’t fret! Upcoming legislation suggests a universal approach to waste management, and Rootree is actively working to spread the word on more environmental packaging choices.