Believe me, we hate plastic as much as you do 🙂
Our clamshells are made from 100% compostable plant based plastic.
They can be composted at an industrial site OR at home(as long as your compost pile gets hot enough).
Even if you don’t compost them and they end up in the landfill, they will still break down into plant hummus. It will just take longer. Where “normal” plastic will break down into toxic “micro plastic” after hundreds of years.
Don’t have time to compost? No problem, you can just leave the containers on your doorstep and we will pick them up and take them to a local company in town that will melt them down into reusuable pla sheets for recycling.
Isn’t that cool? No matter what you choose, the Earth wins!
When you buy from Volcano Veggies you are supporting a business that is committed to supporting and sourcing the best alternatives to plastic. Which in turns steers the industry towards better solutions.
However, “boycotting” companies like us, that need to use some type of plastic for food safety, transport, and shelf life, will actually stall out the need and innovation of more sustainable methods.
There is still a lot of room for improvement, but rest assured we are doing our part to change the industry for the better.
DON’T BE FOOLED BY UNSEEN PLASTIC
Just because the final product isn’t in plastic doesn’t mean there was no plastic used. The sad truth is there is so much wasted plastic from shipping and relieving that most customers never see. So even if you are buying a head of lettuce, thinking it’s the better option than lettuce in a clamshell, think again. That head of lettuce was wrapped in so much plastic for transport it would make your head spin, not too mention all the gas needed to transport that lettuce.
It’s complicated, and that is why the best thing you can do as a consumer is know the company values from the products you are buying. And in our case we are 100% committed to supporting new companies with innovative products that eliminate plastic waste and pollution.