The Benefits of AMS•Compostable Takeout Containers

Feb 15, 2024

In today's environmentally-conscious world, finding sustainable alternatives for takeout containers is crucial. But how can you be sure if a takeout container is truly compostable? Let's explore the key factors to consider and why AMS•Compostable is the top choice for eco-friendly solutions.

Certified Compostability:

When searching for compostable takeout containers, look for the word "Compostable" accompanied by a certification mark. At AMS•Compostable, we proudly display these markers to provide assurance that our lineup of bagasse and corn starch-based compostable bags is certified for decomposition right in your home garden.

home compost certified products

Understanding Compostable Materials:

Our wholesale compostable food containers are crafted from durable heavyweight materials like sugarcane, bamboo, or wheat straw. These organic components are not only perfect for hot foods and carry-out meals but also contribute to the overall sustainability of your packaging choices.

The Science Behind Compostable Packaging:

Compostable packaging is designed to naturally break down in the right environment. Unlike traditional plastic packaging, our AMS•Compostable containers are made from organic materials that decompose within a reasonable period, leaving no harmful chemicals or particles behind.

The Advantages of Compostable Packaging:

By opting for compostable packaging, you choose a biodegradable and non-toxic solution. Our products fully break down into water, biomass, and carbon dioxide within 90 to 180 days of disposal. Not only do they decompose effectively, but they also integrate seamlessly into compost, leaving no remnants.

Timeframe for Decomposition:

While synthetic counterparts take several hundred years, our AMS•Compostable containers only take three to six months to fully decompose. Various factors, such as temperature and moisture levels, influence the exact decomposition timeframe. Regardless, you can be confident that our packaging contributes to a sustainable future.

advantages of compostable packaging

Differentiating Compostable and Biodegradable Packaging:

It's important to note that compostable products generally decompose faster than biodegradable alternatives. For example, bagasse-based compostable packaging requires between 45 to 60 days for decomposition, while compostable plastics take up to 180 days. In contrast, biodegradable packaging takes around three to six months for complete decomposition.

When choosing takeout containers, it is essential to select compostable options that adhere to certified standards. With AMS•Compostable, you can confidently enjoy the benefits of sustainable packaging, knowing that our bagasse and corn starch-based products will efficiently decompose while minimizing harm to the environment. Together, let's make a positive impact on our planet, one compostable container at a time.