Our country’s increased awareness of how it can be more eco-friendly has resulted in successful recycling programs from the office or home bin all the way onto the ledgers of multi-national corporations, but recycling has significant hidden energy costs and sometimes returns only a small investment. Additionally, with China banning the import of mixed recyclables a couple of years ago, recycling markets in the US have become much more challenging.
That’s where composting can assist with sustainability.
Genera views sustainability as a holistic practice and that fuels the decisions we make on materials, sourcing, manufacturing and even where our compostable packaging ends up.
Our plant-based Earthable® products break down naturally and return to the cycle of growth and harvest without requiring excessive expenditures of energy. Composting also reduces greenhouse gases, increases biodiversity and protects soil from erosion. These benefits provide a more sustainable solution than recycling alone.
The food service industry was one of the first to begin relying on recycled and recyclable alternatives to move away from the disposable, single-use materials like plastic utensils and Styrofoam boxes, but studies have shown that recycling costs more for collection and reproduction t