What does compostable mean? Is it different than biodegradable?
We chose to only distribute compostable products because unlike “biodegradable” or “recyclable” products, compostable products can be mixed with food waste and composted at an industrial facility. In a commercial composting facility they will break down in 12 to 16 weeks or less. In contrast, “biodegradable” products have no set timetable to break down if returned to nature. Additionally, only 10% of all plastics are recycled in the United States, and about 25% of plastics placed in recycling bins still wind up in landfills due to contamination.
Why should I buy compostable products if we don’t have a commercial facility?
On the production end of the lifecycle, compostable products use renewable, lower carbon, and reclaimed materials. Studies have shown that even if compostable packaging ends up in the landfill, it is inert and does not produce methane. Less than 10% of all plastics in the United States are actually recycled, and about 25% of plastics placed in recycling bins still wind up in landfills due to contamination. All in all, we believe that compostables are always a better choice than plastics.
Do you sell to the public?
Yes! Anyone can purchase our products.
Do I need to make an account?
If you only need to make a one-time purchase, there’s no need to set up an account. For those who may repurchase, we recommend going through a quick and easy account setup so that we can better serve you on any future orders.
Do I have to purchase a whole case?
Many of our products are available by the pack or sleeve. There is a 25% less-than-case charge added to individual sleeves or packs of product (this does not include Monin). Glass bottles and jars are only sold by the full case.
Do compostable products perform?
We test every product we carry for performance and capability, and we guarantee every product we sell. Since every kitchen is different and every product is unique, we encourage you to take advantage of product samples to test in your specific environment.
How should I store compostable products?
Compostable products, by their very nature, are designed to break down over time. To maintain their highest integrity, we suggest storing them out of direct heat/sunlight, and using them within six months.
Can I see samples?
Yes! We provide samples at no charge. If you’re interested in having samples shipped directly to your business, give us a call!
Do you have a minimum order?
There is no minimum order for will call. We offer free delivery to your business location on any orders of $150 or more.
Can I return unused product?
For health & sanitary purposes, we do not accept returns on any glass products. Unused, unopened compostable products in resellable condition may be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase.