Both the labels and the pouches our tempeh is sold in are ASTM D6400 compliant. Each of the raw components that make our packaging are ASTM D6400 compliant, including the adhesive on our labels, the film for our pouches and the zipper closures on our bags. The key raw elements that make up these components are bio-resins and wood cellulose. This is evidenced by 3rd party lab testing as required by the FTC to be considered compostable.
Additionally, our products do not contain:
- Fluorinated chemicals such as PFAS
- GMO ingredients
- Animal products
How do you Know it is Compostable?
Our packaging is tested for compostability under both laboratory and field conditions. While composting standards prove compostability under lab testing conditions, field testing allows us to see how those standards apply to real-world composting situations. This ensures that we not only create products that are compostable, but products that will be composted.
All of the raw materials and components used in our packaging meet FTC, ASTM D6400, and EN13432 standards.
There is not yet an international standard specifying the conditions for home composting of biodegradable plastics, nor is there a home composting standard in the USA.
We encourage customers to include our packaging in their home compost. Our compostable packaging will decompose in a reasonable time and is non-toxic - resulting in healthy compost to regenerate the soil.
Due to differences in climate and individual home compost bins, time to decompose may vary. The speed and efficacy of composting are largely determined by factors such as: local climate, season, carbon-nitrogen mix, and air circulation.
How to Dispose of Compostable Packaging
Unfortunately, like regular food waste, compostable products will not compost in a landfill. Composting requires the correct combination of materials, oxygen, heat, and moisture. Landfills are bad for the planet and do not provide the right environment for healthy decomposition.