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.
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.