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Why don't you use compostable packaging?

This is something we've considered, but we're not certain that we'd see any environmental benefits from switching over to compostable packaging right now. Here's why. 

Unlike your food waste, compostable packaging can only degrade if it's taken to a special commercial facility and processed for 12 weeks at a minimum of 58 C. This ensures it's reduced to just carbon dioxide, water and biomass. 

Because there's currently limited infrastructure to collect and transport compostable packaging to one of these facilities, it will typically end up in landfill, where it can't break down properly. Not only does this create more waste, it also contributes to the release of methane, which is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. 

 Compostable packaging isn't recyclable, and it's not suitable for home composting facilities either - so even though it might technically be 'compostable', there's no guarantee it will be composted at the end of its life.

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