How To Compost Our Compostable Packaging

At Zero Waste Co, we are committed to reducing non-biodegradable waste and providing eco-friendly solutions. Our compostable packaging is designed to break down naturally and contribute to a healthier environment. In this guide, we will explain how to properly compost our packaging to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Step 1: Gather Your Compostable Packaging

Collect all the compostable packaging materials you have received from Zero Waste Co. This may include mailers, satchels, or any other packaging labeled as compostable.

Step 2: Remove Any Non-Compostable Components

Before composting, make sure to remove any non-compostable components from the packaging. This may include stickers, labels, or plastic windows. These items should be disposed of separately according to your local waste management guidelines.

Step 3: Cut or Shred the Packaging

To speed up the composting process, it is recommended to cut or shred the compostable packaging into smaller pieces. This will help it break down more quickly and evenly in the compost pile.

Step 4: Create or Locate a Compost Pile

If you already have a compost pile or bin, locate it in your garden or designated composting area. If you don't have one, you can create a compost pile by layering organic materials such as food scraps, yard waste, and now, your compostable packaging.

Step 5: Add the Compostable Packaging to the Pile

Place the cut or shredded compostable packaging into the compost pile. Make sure to mix it well with the other organic materials to ensure proper decomposition.

Step 6: Maintain Moisture and Aeration

Compost piles require moisture and aeration to break down effectively. Regularly check the moisture level of your compost pile and add water if necessary. Additionally, turn or mix the pile every few weeks to provide oxygen and promote decomposition.

Step 7: Monitor the Composting Process

Composting can take several months to a year, depending on various factors such as temperature, moisture, and the size of the compost pile. Monitor the progress of the composting process and make adjustments as needed.

Step 8: Use the Compost

Once the composting process is complete, the compostable packaging will have transformed into nutrient-rich compost. Use this compost to enrich your garden soil, nourish plants, or as a top dressing for your lawn.

By following these steps, you can effectively compost our compostable packaging and contribute to a more sustainable future. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at hello@zerowasteco.com.au. Together, we can make a difference!