Learn more about how plastic breaks down and why composting is must for every household.
Some plastics that claim to be biodegradable and compostable don't actually break down as quickly as we like to think. Some item's don't even break down at all unless they are in a very specific environment (high heat and lot's of oxygen.)
Myth: Biodegradable plastics can be composted or recycled. “Biodegradable plastics are often a mix of plastic and an organic material that breaks down. These materials break down into smaller pieces of plastic under specific conditions but never break down into soil and return nutrients back into the earth. For that reason, biodegradable materials cannot be composted! They cannot be recycled either because of the organic material mixed into the plastic. Biodegradable plastics must be thrown in the landfill.” ➥ Recycling Myths - 2018
Government of Canada: Towards Zero Plastic Waste “Canadians throw away over 3 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. Only 9% is recycled while the rest ends up in our landfills, waste-to-energy facilities or the environment. Plastic waste and marine litter burdens our economy and threatens the health of our environment including our wildlife, rivers, lakes and oceans.” ➥Plastic Action Centre
5 Misconceptions About Plastics You’ve Been Greenwashed to Believe
"...It’s crucial for consumers to be aware of the differences in bioplastic terminologies so they can make educated purchasing decisions and properly dispose of bioplastics. Ignorance can lead to serious consequences. Many of us might believe we understand those differences. The reality is, these complex terms are a source of much confusion for many."
Organic vs Sustainable
“Compost is sometimes called “black gold” for its ability to enhance soils and support landscaping and land reclamation projects. Adding compost to topsoil brings multiple benefits.”
➥Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Wondering more about compost? check out these guidelines for the procurement of compost as outlined by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy BC Canada.
What if you can't create your own outdoor compost pile?
You can still participate by using the Bio-Reencle. A compact, quick, and odorless composting appliance for your home. This wonderful device has been used in Korea for over three years. It is NEW to Canada, order yours today and join the compost movement!