The information on this website is designed to help you understand the opportunities and issues presented by compostable food serviceware, bags and other compostable products, and allow each stakeholder in the lifecycle of compostable plastics to determine for themselves the best method to manage compostable products in their unique circumstances. The resources displayed on this site have been vetted and approved for posting by the US Composting Council’s Compostable Plastics Task Force. This website was made possible through an Innovation Fund Grant from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network awarded to the cities of Asheville, North Carolina; Gaithersburg, Maryland; and San Jose, California, in collaboration with the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CREF).
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How to use the toolkit: This toolkit is a compilation of resources to help guide you through the world of compostable plastics. It is not meant to provide a position on whether you should use compostable plastics, but to provide analysis of the different types of compostable or degradable plastics and present other tools to help you make product management decisions for your region.
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