Thanks to Be Green Packaging for sponsoring this post!
Since we started our compost pile, I’ve been on the lookout for anything we can throw in there to maximize our money savings and reduce household waste. In my research frenzy, I happened upon Be Green Packaging and was completely enthralled by the concept.
Their food packaging is made from abundant (and non-GMO) plant fibers like bulrush, kenaf, wheatstraw, bamboo, rice and bagasse, and are microwave, freezer AND oven safe. BPI-certified for compostability, the Be Green containers will decompose completely in any properly maintained compost heap (not just commercial operations)! Check out this video which shows a Be Green plate decomposing in 10 days using a back yard “Earth Machine.”
I wish more restaurants and small businesses used packaging like this! They are ideal for take-out, or bringing leftovers home. Be Green sent me a few samples to look at and they are much sturdier than their styrofoam counterparts.
We toss as much as we can into the compost pile including kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells and clippings from the yard. After Jeremiah used the Be Green packaging to take lunches to work, it was a pretty good feeling to throw those into the heap as well.
Their full line-up includes plates, clamshells, snack-size cups, sushi trays and bowls.
Companies like Be Green are the REAL deal. They’ve got all the top eco-social certifications in the bag (more than any other sustainable packaging company, in fact!0, plus they work closely with philanthropic organizations like The Organic Center and the Whole Planet Foundation to encourage natural farming and assist the self-employed poor in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Did you notice that some of their products include plastic lids? You might have already guessed it, but the lids are manufactured from 100% recyclable PET plastic. And like the brown compostable containers, the lids are freezer safe.
Do you own a restaurant or know of a small business that might benefit from this type of packaging? Would you like to see more companies making the switch to recyclable and/or compostable supplies?