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 products not only break down into soil, but - through their production and disposal - use less energy and water, and release less harmful pollutant 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% saving in 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.