Only our PHA straws are internationally certified as marine biodegradable. They are also certified for industrial & home compost as well as soil biodegradable.
PLA products require them to end up in compost sites where they can properly be treated and composted. While we promote PLA products in areas with compost sites, not many areas have the facilities, especially if you’re not in the US. However, we have the capacity to manufacture these types of products specifically for clients in regions with proper waste management methods. Visit compostingcouncil.org and WhereToCompost to see if there are compost centers near you.
Our Agave line is bio-based and sourced from the agro-industrial waste that the tequila industry in Jalisco, Mexico generates. These innovative products are lab tested to degrade in 1-3 years when in a biologically active landfill. In other words, you can dispose of our products like you regularly do in a trash can, where they will begin to decompose. A much better alternative to plastic products.
All of our sugarcane products can handle liquids. They are designed to hold without leaking any food or soup and withstand any rough delivery route—the perfect option for take-out.
Our products do not contain BPA (Bisphenol A). BPA is a chemical compound used to make certain plastics, most generally found in water bottles and other containers used to store food. Although the FDA has indicated that exposure to BPA at low levels is safe or non-harmful, keep in mind that products not marked as BPA-free can contain this chemical.
Our products are also free of PFAS chemicals. Polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS are chemicals that have been found in different types of tableware, dust, and even food. They’re infamously referred to as the “forever” chemicals because they don’t fully degrade. Our sugar cane products are free from this family of chemicals, we work with specifically designed and innovative grease and water resistant additives that do not use PFAS.