We’ve talked before on this page about our goal at Paper Water Bottle: to provide an alternative to plastic bottles with a pulp and fiber-based Backyard Compostable™ liquid container. That places composting at the center of our movement. It’s no accident or coincidence. Composting is emblematic of the kind of transformation we believe is at the heart of a healthy and continuously renewing society.
The process of composting is not, in itself, new. Mesopotamians were doing it a few thousand years ago. Different “recipes” for composting methods pop up in literature throughout history. And the purposes weren’t always the same. There’s no question that the fertilizing properties of compost were clear. But there also wasn’t always a landfill at hand as an alternative. No trucks, no weekly pickup, no ability to simply cast it out of site. So, where you can, you find use for waste. Time will tell if we find ourselves there again—with requirements for space, energy, and transportation leaving us with little alternative but to make the best use of processes that occur in nature without ceasing.