our sustainable packaging.
Our bottles are made out of fibers which come out of sugarcane plants. 🌾 Just like our products, they are completely made out of plants! They are also EN13432-certified and therefore officially compostable.
They break down in 12 weeks in an industrial composting plant. In nature, it would take them about 1-2 years. Much much shorter than the average plastic bottle!
Unfortunately, bioplastic technology is not able to make our pump out of sugar cane. We hope to announce our compostable pumps as soon as possible.⚡
Can we throw the bottle on the compost pile?
Yes and no. 🤔
It’s not impossible but you’ll need a good and warm compost pile to break down the bottle completely in a short time. 🔥 In the industrial compost plants, humidity, heat & bacteria are well controlled. There, the bottles will biodegrade in about 12 weeks. 🕑
Can we throw them in the organic waste bin (GFT)?
In theory, you can throw them in the organic waste bin (GFT). 🍌 However, many waste processing companies in Belgium and the Netherlands don’t like this because they don’t know yet how to treat different types of bioplastics and/or they don’t have purchased the necessary machines yet to industrially compost bioplastics. 🙃 🤦 Of course, we hope they will change their mind soon and allow our bottles in the organic waste bin, where they belong! 😉
Can we throw them in the household waste bin?
Throwing the bottle in the household waste is the safest option, for now. ✅ The good thing is that when the bottle will be burned, it contains no plastic elements which could pollute the air. 🏭 Further, in the unfortunate case our bottle end up in nature, it will biodegrade in only 1-2 years. 🐳 Obviously, we would love to put our bottles in the organic waste bin. 🗑
We hope the waste processing companies will accept this as soon as possible and treat our bottles like they should be treated: like plants. 🌳