Our compostable products not only break down into soil, but through their production and disposal - use less energy and water, and release less harmful pollutants than their conventional counterparts. For example, we can make 2 compostable forks with the same amount of energy it takes to make 1 polystyrene fork and 3 compostable plates with the same amount as 1 polystyrene plate. That’s a 66% savings of energy. Using less energy means producing less greenhouse gas and emitting less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Conventional plastics are manufactured from 20 different petroleum-based resins with 20 different levels of recyclability and toxicity. As a fossil fuel, petroleum in a non-renewable resource and its extraction process degrades the environment. Due to complexity in recycling, over 20 million tons of plastic are sent to landfill each year.
All of our brands and products we sell are vetted by our team. We list all product specs and materials on each page for your shopping convenience as well as any certifications.
Every World Centric product we carry is certified by the Biodegradable Products institute to meet ASTM D6400 standards for compostability and certified for plant-based content by the USDA BioBased program.
Our compostable bags by BioBag are NON-GMO Project Verified, DEBIO certified for use in organic agriculture, Certified Compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute, Meets the US Standard ASTM D6400, the European Standard EN 13432 and are Home Compost Certified.