Paper Water Bottle products are designed to address a growing requirement for responsible production, sustainable consumption, and low-impact disposal.

Packaging Industry “Green” Labels

In order for a manufactured package to qualify as biodegradable, compostable, and/or recyclable, the product must adhere to industry requirements. However, our primary goal is to pursue a standard that every consumer can understand: Can the product simply be added to a backyard compost pile?

Recyclable

Recyclable products are anything that can be remade into something new. Materials made of most metals, plastics, glass, and cardboards are typically acceptable, but recycling practices vary by region. On the bottom of a container, a consumer can find the recycle symbol paired with a number. The number within the recycle symbol represents the type of plastic or paper material used to produce the container. To find out if the item can be recycled, contact your local municipality or collection company for the specifications for accepted material. To learn more about packages that can be recycled, visit a resource such as Waste Management.

Biodegradable

Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) defines “biodegradable” as material that is compostable in municipal and industrial waste management facilities. This means that material breaks down anaerobically (without oxygen) and produces carbon dioxide, water, and biomass as by-products. Modern landfills are designed to minimize available moisture and oxygen, which results in limited decomposition of waste.

Additive technology such as ENSO RESTORE can enhance the biodegradation of traditional plastic materials. Materials enhanced with ENSO RESTORE biodegrade up to 90% faster than without ENSO RESTORE. This includes biodegradation within landfills, as validated by independent certified laboratories using American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) test methods.

Compostable

Compostable materials are made up of matter that will completely decompose in a composting environment. Whether residential or commercial, composting requires millions of microorganisms to be present with enough moisture, oxygen and heat to break down the waste. Once the microorganisms consume the material, the compost is screened to return large pieces to the beginning of the process for further degradation. Then, the resulting material can be used as a soil amendment or other similar use. Generally, packaging material is certified as compostable if it breaks down at the same rate as the natural materials processed in the compost with it, such as leaves and food scraps, according to the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM).

Renewable

Renewable products are made from materials that can be replenished at the same rate, or faster, than consumption. Unless the entire product is made from renewable materials, companies will typically indicate the amount of renewable materials in the product, identify the material used, and explain why the material is renewable. Renewable energy includes non-fossil fuel sources of energy such as wind, solar, hydro and biomass.

A Refreshing Alternative

Being Backyard Compostable is the ultimate destination for Paper Water Bottle products. We’re making progress!

backyard compostability chart

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    Sara, NY Amenities Company

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  • This is great. My university should order all our water in Paper Water Bottles!

    JJ, Colorado

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