Talk about saving and protecting the environment has been everywhere these days–in the news, politics, fashion, and even technology. You can’t even escape it on the Internet. Taking the debate on global warming out of it, we still need to take better care of our environment not just for the planet but for generations after us. Besides recycling and turning down our thermostats at home we can also buy products that are eco-friendly.
Using compostable products we can kick our dependence on foreign oil. Substituting plant based for petroleum based plastics contributes to waste diversion programs in the U.S.
One company that is eco-friendly is GreenPaperProducts; they make disposable, compostable & 100% biodegradable tableware:
- Gets high marks in strength and performance
- Designed to meet a wide range of food service requirements
- Suitable for hot or cold foods
- Microwavable… refrigerator and freezer safe
- Impermeable and non-toxic
Green Paper Products is committed to composting and to providing the highest quality biodegradable, compostable and eco-friendly tableware and green products to its customers. Our goal is to provide products made from renewable resources that can increase sustainability goals and increase the diversion of organic materials from landfills. Using compost can reduce the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides. It serves as a marketable commodity and is a low-cost alternative to standard landfill cover and artificial soil amendments.
Composting also extends municipal landfill life by diverting organic materials from landfills and provides a less costly alternative to conventional methods of remediating (cleaning) contaminated soil.
For businesses that are users of compostable materials, your “tipping cost” to have these products taken to a compost facility are less than the cost to have your trash taken to a landfill. In addition, many companies are able to purchase back humus soil from the composter at a reduced cost. The savings are greater if a business user has the willingness and ability to compost their own waste and eliminate the tipping costs and generate their own compost for landscaping soil enrichment. Individual consumers save money by buying in bulk at costs lower than grocery store or discount store pricing, without having to travel to the store.
In addition, composting at home can reduce your trash hauling costs and generate your own rich soil humus for gardening and landscaping. Start your own garden…$30 worth of vegetable seedling plants can generate over $100 worth of food. Starting from seed can save even more.