1. What does biodegradable mean?

A biodegradable product is the one that can be easily broken down (decomposed) by action of microorganisms without adding any chemical product. It returns to nature in short period of time. Time for biodegradability will depend on the amount of oxygen, humidity rate and temperature. The biodegrade materials waste contributing safer, cleaner and healthier environment.

Reference:
http://www.hpcorporategroup.com/the-difference-between-biodegradable-and-compostable-packaging-materials.html

 

2. What does compostable mean?

Compostable materials are similar to biodegradable materials, as they are both intended to return to the earth safely. However, compostable materials go one step further by providing the earth with nutrients once the material has completely broken down. These materials are added to compost piles, which are designated sites with specific conditions dependent on wind, sunlight, drainage and other factors. The resulting compost is an excellent natural fertilizer proven by organic gardeners to restore soil fertility, control weeds, retain ground moisture and reduce soil erosion.

Reference:
http://www.hpcorporategroup.com/the-difference-between-biodegradable-and-compostable-packaging-materials.html

3. Why not to use Styrofoam products

Environment Issue

Styrofoam is non-biodegradable and non-recyclable. According to Washington University, Styrofoam takes 500 years to decompose; it cannot be recycled, so the Styrofoam cups dumped in landfills are there to stay.

Health Issue

According to earth resource foundation Toxic chemicals leach out of these products into the food that they contain (especially when heated in a microwave). These chemicals threaten human health and reproductive systems.

4. What are your Terms and Conditions

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