We Use Only Eco-Friendly Packaging
|Vegin-In uses only enivronmentally friendly containers from Nature Works.|
Our compostable food containers are made from NatureWorks polylactic acid (PLA), which is derived from corn grown in the USA.
These PLA containers are fully biodegradable and compostable and meet the most stringent scientific requirements for biodegradability and compostability, and are ASTM D6400-99 certified for "compostable plastics". Though, they are indistinguishable from normal plastic and as light and strong, they fully degrade into water, carbon dioxide and organic material when composted.
There is no reason not to use these food containers made from readily renewable resources as compared to the petroleum based plastic containers, which create toxicity and environmental pollution.
Please note, composting is required for biodegradation and these compostable food containers will biodegrade within 180 days in a commercial composting facility, and can take up to a year or more to biodegrade in a home composting system. These compostable containers are only meant to be used for food at temperatures less than 110 degrees F.
NatureWorks LLC understands that if we're going to produce a more environmentally-friendly product, we need to manufacture it in a more environmentally responsible way. This is why NatureWorks has invested time and resources into options such as the purchasing of wind power to help offset our CO2 emissions at both our corporate and manufacturing facilities. In addition, we have established a source-option program to offer our partners choices for feedstock. We are also working with the recycling and composting communities to help ensure the successful introduction of a new plastic into their current processes. We continue to improve the life cycle of our product and search for ways to reduce our environmental footprint. This is why we make a better plastic.