Is Your Packaging an Approved Compostable?

Not all products promoted as compostable are considered compostable by Cedar Grove's standards or the Biodegradable Products Instute (BPI). Here are some samples of items taken at the end of the Cedar Grove Composting process. As you can see, they have not broken down sufficiently.

NOT Compostable Utensils NOT Compostable Utensils
Contaminated Pile Contaminated Pile

Cedar Grove ® Composting, Inc. established comprehensive testing parameters to ensure organic materials received at their state-of-the-art composting facilities would sufficiently break down. This testing process is necessary to identify packaging products that are compostable in Cedar Grove’s system. For more information on approved Cedar Grove compostables, go to the Products page.

The Importance of Brown in the Sorting Process

Simplify:  There has been a long-time need to simplify the sorting process for end-users. As a result, Cedar Grove and packaging industry leaders created an easily identifiable brown marked compostable packaging line.

Why brown?  After researching color options and consulting with food and packaging experts, it was determined that brown is the best choice. Food displays nicely on brown and brown has not been widely used in the industry making it easily identifiable in the sorting process.

The More You Divert, The More You Save

Composting your organic wastes will divert tonnage that previously went to landfills. This will result in a savings on your monthly garbage bills. Organics recycling service fees are generally lower than refuse haulers and the peace of mind that comes with a sustainable choice is priceless.