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Meet our compostable packaging

Our TIPA packaging is designed to offer a breakthrough ecological alternative to avoid the billion tons of surplus non-recyclable plastic consumed globally.

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How does TIPA Packaging work?

The same way an orange peel protects the fruit, TIPA’s innovative material design mimics nature’s natural packaging to protect what’s inside. That means your PANGAIA product stays protected while it’s on its way from us to you, and continues to feed our planet long after by decomposing into nutrient-rich soil.

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Is our packaging eco-friendly?

TIPA is a better ecological alternative to conventional plastic: It’s designed to be put into your home compost or industrial compost facility along with food waste, offering a zero-waste solution that returns to nature after usage.

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Biodegradable vs Compostable

Although they are not interchangeable terms, ‘biodegradation’ and ‘composting’ both involve the natural breakdown of a material into organic matter through digestion by microorganisms.

‘Biodegradable’ refers to a process where materials are broken down by microorganisms in specific environmental conditions. There are many different environments for biodegradation, one of which is ‘compost.’

When a material is designed to be ‘compostable,’ it is designed with aerobic* microorganisms in mind. Since the environmental conditions vary between biodegradable environments, such as marine and landfill environments, the microorganisms present also vary, which is why something that is able to biodegrade in a compost may not be able to biodegrade in the ocean.

* where oxygen is present.

What does composting mean?

Composting is one of the world’s most natural recycling systems. It describes a process where living microorganisms break down organic matter (fruit, vegetables, branches, leaves, compostable packaging, etc) in an oxygen-rich environment into fertile soil.

How does composting work?

There are lots of ways to create your own home compost, but the main components of every healthy compost are: organic waste, heat, airflow, and microorganisms.

What makes TIPA compostable?

TIPA is a partially bio-based, fully compostable alternative for single-use flexible plastic packaging that decomposes the same way organic matter decomposes. When placed in a compost environment with proper temperature, humidity, and oxygen, TIPA packaging is decomposed into small pieces that are capable of being broken down ingested by microorganisms to produce nutrient-rich soil.

After your item arrives, simply remove any stickers left on the package and place in your home compost, community compost, or industrial compost where accepted, and the package will decompose within 24 weeks.

How much biomaterial is in TIPA?

It is currently 20%. TIPA provides the best sustainable option for shipping bags at the moment. It’s not the final solution, but this is best practice right now.

Will it decompose faster than the usual plastic?

Yes! Due to its bio-based technology it will decompose much faster than standard plastic, which takes centuries to decompose.

How does TIPA packaging compost?

After use, remove any non-compostable label. Place in home compost or organic waste collection where accepted. The packaging returns to organic waste in 24 weeks. Once the compost is ready, use it for your garden!

What do I need to start composting?

All you need to start is a home compost bin and some food scraps.

I live in the city without an outdoor space, can I still compost?

Yes, you don’t need much space in order to compost—just the size of a small container/bin somewhere in your kitchen.

Can I put the packaging in my regular waste bin or recycling?

The best place is a food waste recycling bin if you have one, or a garden compost bin. We do not recommend putting it in your regular waste bin or plastic recycling bin as it can contaminate the plastic-recycling waste stream.

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