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Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News Jerry Gao, founder of LEAF Environmental Products Inc. poses with a compostable bag in front of a Co-op location in southwest Calgary on Thursday, January 26, 2023. Photo by Jim Wells/Postmedia Article content The founder of the Calgary-based company behind Co-op’s compostable shopping bagsContinue Reading

Home Compostable Plastics Are Too Good to Be True

Composting is a bit like alchemy. You put food scraps into a bin and, with the help of some busy microorganisms and insects, you end up with rich, usable soil. Converting trash to treasure is an ideal way of dealing with waste, so it’s not surprising that materials scientists haveContinue Reading

Is compostable packaging the future for single-use plastics?

Compostable packaging supplier TIPA explain why compostable materials have a place in the future of packaging. Credits: TIPA 1 January 2023 saw the UK replace its previous packaging waste regulations with the new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation which forced businesses to look at their packaging choices and become moreContinue Reading

Most compostable bags labelled as eco-friendly have close to double the global warming impact of traditional plastic, the new research found. The main applications of compostable plastics include food packaging, bags, cups, plates, cutlery and bio-waste bags (pictured)

They’re often touted as ‘eco-friendly’, but a new study may have you second guessing buying compostable bags.   Sourceful, a Manchester-based supply chain transparency startup, analysed more than 20 materials, including compostable plastic and normal garbage bags.  It found compostable bags have nearly twice the global warming impact of traditional plastic, and fourContinue Reading

Future Market Insights Projects in Latest Study

FMI estimates, the global sales of compostable foodservice packaging to witness growth at an astounding 5.5% CAGR between the forecasted period of 2022 and 2029, in comparison with the CAGR of 4.0% recorded during 2014 and 2021 NEWARK, Del., Oct. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The global compostable foodservice packaging market is worth US$ 19.9Continue Reading