5 Reasons to Support Brands Who Use Compostable Materials (even if you throw it in the trash!)
The BPI certified commercially compostable wrappers used by BAR-U-EAT offers many benefits when it comes to reducing waste and supporting a sustainable lifestyle. Even if you don't have access to a composting collection service, there are still many reasons to consider supporting companies who use compostable packaging and materials.
Here are five reasons why compostable materials are valuable even when you do not have access to composting:
Certified compostable packaging is free of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These chemicals, which are commonly found in non-stick cookware and waterproof clothing, have been linked to various health and environmental issues. By using compostable materials (especially for brands containing food products), you can reduce your exposure to these harmful substances.
- Compostable packaging has a lower environmental impact than traditional plastic products. For example, manufacturing the compostable wrappers used by BAR-U-EAT requires less energy and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than manufacturing plastic wrappers used by competing brands. This means that purchasing from brands that use compostable materials can help reduce your carbon footprint.
BAR-U-EAT's compostable packaging supports sustainable agriculture, and is made from renewable resources, such as wood pulp and corn. They are not only more sustainable than traditional plastic products - they also are part of the "circular economy". By supporting companies that use these materials, you can contribute to the growth of sustainable agriculture and promote a more eco-friendly future.
Supporting brands that use compostable packaging helps to create demand for composting programs and increase the availability of composting infrastructure in communities
- Protecting Wildlife: Traditional plastics can be harmful to wildlife, and often lead to entanglement and ingestion issues. Compostable materials are much safer for animals because they break down quickly and do not release harmful chemicals into the environment.
Compostable materials and packaging offers many benefits, even when you are unable to compost, and have to throw your BAR-U-EAT wrapper in the trash! You can reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals, lower your environmental footprint, protect wildlife, and reduce the negative impacts of plastic manufacturing.