What is compostable packaging?
Packaging made from vegetable raw materials that break down without giving off toxins.
What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable?
All compostable packaging is biodegradable, but not all biodegradable materials are compostable.
Compostable materials are formed by organic matter that breaks down and returns to nature in the form of compost or fertiliser, without contaminating the soil and without leaving any residue from the packaging. By contrast, biodegradable materials refer to any material that breaks down.
What is our packaging made from?
It is made from cellulose originating from responsibly managed forests in accordance with the cellulose procurement policy (PEFC), along with biofoil and vegetable starches from sustainably managed vegetable raw materials.
Where should it be thrown away?
The idea behind this packaging is to be thrown away with the organic waste to be composted at an industrial composting plant and ultimately used as natural fertiliser.
Why have we chosen compostable packaging?
Thanks to this measure, Quinua Real estimates that in a single year it will eliminate the use of over 2 tonnes of plastic waste.
Products with compostable packaging help to reduce dependence on limited fossil resources, as such packaging is created from renewable sources such as crops. It is therefore possible to close the cycle, given that the plants used to create the packaging absorb the carbon dioxide from the air as they grow, and at the end of their useful life they return to nature in the form of compost.
According to the European Commission, compostable packaging is extremely important to limit the danger of climate change, as it has a smaller CO2 footprint. Therefore, a greater proportion of bio-based products can contribute significantly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Is it dangerous to package food products with compostable packaging?
Our packaging is created to optimise the useful life of the product, thus reducing food waste. The packaging does not let water or oxygen through, has a high resistance to heat and is laminated to provide greater resistance to wear and tear.