Home Compostable wrappers. Are. Here!
We have finally got our 'home compostable' foot wedged in the door & we don't want to ever pull it out. This is something we have been working on & testing for over 2 years now; different films, different barriers for shelf life and finding the right combination that seals tight so we can keep the food fresh. As you might have seen, the BD Limited Edition Kitchen has just rolled its first batch off the line 'Pocket Pastries' using this environmentally friendly packaging innovation.
What is Home Compostable?
Compostable films are biodegradable materials that break down naturally and return nutrients back into the soil under specific composting conditions, so, when you are finished eating your bar you can add it to the home compost bin with fruit & vegetable scraps & in 26 weeks its gone! There are many different (and sometimes deliberately confusing) variations like 'compostable' which need to go to a 'composting facility' & 'recyclable' which like cardboard, bottles and other soft plastics can be separated and disposed of in the correct bins or at specific collection points.
The Materials in Home Compostable Packaging
Our home compostable packaging is derived from a range of natural products such as paper, eucalyptus fibre and cassava and corn starch.
- Paper sourced from FSC, PEFC accredited pulp, for every tree felled at least one more tree is grown.
- Sustainably grown eucalyptus trees from managed plantations, sugarcane, cassava and corn from non-GMO crops.
A Step Closer To Greater Sustainability
At Blue Dinosaur we believe in good food and a smallest viable waste footprint. We see this as our first step to further brand sustainability with the intention to move all of our existing packaging to Home Compostable in the very near future.