What does compostable mean?
Compost is organic material that can be used to help grow plants and keep soil healthy. In the process of breaking down your organic wastes, microorganisms produce a rich earthy substance called humus that is the key component in good compost and in healthy soils. At the end of the day your food scraps, yard wastes, and compostable materials can return to the soil where they are useful, important parts of life-giving soil.
The Biodegradable Products Institute is the current standard in the United States for composting. BPI and the US Composting Council use the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications to certify products as compostable. It was the Biodegradable Products Institute that created the compostable logo you see on our products. This logo is designed to reduce the confusion that surrounds plastic composting. The compostable logo can only be used on certified products. Because of that, it helps you know which products legitimately meet the ASTM D6400 and/or D6868 standards. It also helps your composter rest easy that the products you send them will biodegrade as expected.
Cedar Grove Accepted
Cedar Grove Composting in the Pacific Northwest offers a program of technical review and testing for compostable products to determine if they will compost in a commercial compost facility. Products are tested on site to the ASTM standards and must work in Cedar Grove's composting process. All Zilchables® products meet Cedar Grove's composting guidelines. In an industrial composting facility, they compost in less than 60 days!