The raw fiber used in production for Earthcycle packaging is sourced from palm plantations in West Malaysia that have been assessed by SGS according to definitions established by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). We can assure that Earthcycle’s sources of raw material have not replaced any primary forest nor converted any Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) for the purpose of palm oil production. Read more
Earthcycle Packaging is certified home compostable (ASTM D6400/D6868), and has passed rigorous European testing, by German-based DIN CERTCO. Earthcycle will naturally biodegrade in a backyard, community, or industrial compost. Polylactide (PLA) requires industrial compost facilities. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is not compostable. If Earthcycle Packaging were used for all US rigid, pre-packed produce, the resulting compost could grow more than 51 million pounds of tomatoes!
Palm fruit is harvested year-round, and the raw material cycle time for palm fiber is six months. For petroleum-based packaging like PET, the cycle time is 150 million years.
If the 9.3 billion units of rigid pre-packed produce sold annually in the US were packed in Earthcycle, more than 410 million pounds of waste could be diverted from landfill to compost! The palm fiber that is used to make Earthcycle Packaging was formerly considered a waste product and incinerated or landfilled. So we're reducing landfill at both ends of the life cycle.
Long strands of the palm fiber add to tensile strength, producing strong, durable packaging.
Earthcycle Packaging is cost competitive with plastic packaging, PLA and pressed fiber packaging alternatives.
The natural look and feel of Earthcycle Packaging complements your natural products. There are no harsh chemicals used in the manufacture of Earthcycle Packaging that can leech into your food or garden.
Palm oil plants are not genetically modified.
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