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Compost a clear winner by reducing carbon in atmosphere

We frequently hear from customers that they are worried that the composting process may actually be harmful to the environment by creating more carbon emissions. Fortunately, that is simply not true at all!

Dr. Sally Brown, a Research Professor in the University of Washington's College of the Environment, published a fantastic article detailing how their scientific research has shown compost to be an excellent carbon sink by trapping carbon-containing compounds in the soil and preventing CO2 escaping into the atmosphere.

What is composting? How does it work?

Composting is the natural decomposition of materials, through physical and chemical changes, back into natural soil humus. This different and much more beneficial than simply allowing a material to biodegrade (defragment), since everything on the planet - from the simplest plant to rock and concrete - will "biodegrade" given enough time. Anything.

Here is an excellent video from our friends at 

U.S. brands face shortage of recycled PET resins

Demand for compostable PLA plastic products and rPET plastics in the United States is growing, so much so that shortages of both raw materials are becoming a headache for suppliers.

Keep in mind that there are structural differences U.S. and European packaging operations, and unlike Europe, this increase has been driven largely by consumer sentiment and economic factors rather than any regulatory push.

In this article, Plastics News highlights the challenges of this phenomenon here in the USA and in Europe: NAPCOR: US lacks recycled PET to...