Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions, Answered

Below are questions that our clients frequently ask us. If there is any additional inquiries you want to know about, please contact us.

COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS

Not recommended, because of back yard compostor does not provide stable compost environment at all time, and back yard compostors are generally much smaller than commercial compostor in near municipality which composts much more efficiently.

No. Biodegradable products were introduced at first where products are made with partially with natural material, but it is not truly compostable. Degradable products were introduced with similar idea to Biodegradable products, but instead of adding natural material, products were added chemical agent to break down into pieces, but it is not compostable. Compostable products are made fully with compostable materials such as paper, Ingeo (corn resin), sugarcane fibre, and more natural materials.

Certified compostable products are made with natural components which derived from natural resources, thus, even if it ended up in our landfill, it is still better than other petroleum litters which will never go away.

Yes and No. It is recyclable in certain municipalities; please check with your city for more detail. Recycling paper cup can be costly, and in fact, may cause additional environmental foot print than compost.

No, there are certain types of plastics that can be recycled in Canada, and in certain municipalities. Polystyrene (PS) as know as Styrofoam is still one of the largest recycling issues in our home.

USE OF PRODUCTS

Please see below list of recommendation by material.

Material  (Example) Freezer Microwave Oven
PLA (Compostable Clear Cup) No No No
PET (Water Bottle) Yes No No
PP (Straws) Yes Yes No
PS (Coffee Cup Lid) Yes No No
PE (Coffee Cup Lining) Yes No No
Sugarcane Fibre (Sugarcane Plate) Yes Yes No
Paper No Coating (Pizza plate) Yes No No

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