Tag Archives: biodegradable

Buy Better SALE on Compostable Take-out Packaging!

We’re having a blowout SALE from May 10 – 31, 2016. Planning a zero-waste, sustainable event? Selling food at a farmers’ market this summer? Using compostable take-out containers at your cafe or restaurant? We have good news for you! Get up to 50% off … Continue reading

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3 Questions Every Sustainable Event Organizer Should Ask

Earlier this week, the City of Richmond hosted the COOL Sustainability Expo, and today being Earth Day, it’s a great time to think about sustainability for your events and conferences.   Before we share our 3 key questions, let’s first look … Continue reading

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3 Lessons in Sustainable Packaging

2015 was a big year for the “hot topic” of sustainability – did anything really change? You may have noticed more conversations surrounding reducing our impact on the environment, climate change, composting, sustainable brands and all the rest – but … Continue reading

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CEO Speaks! Testing Compostable Foodware and Building Industry Relationships at SUSTPACK 2015

Next week, our CEO Susanna Carson and Compost Specialist Emily McGill will be attending SUSTPACK 2015, a convergence of experts on all topics relating to packaging and sustainability, including compostables! Susanna was interviewed by Packaging Digest about her talk and some critical … Continue reading

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Demystified: Biodegradable or Compostable?

The ever-evolving world of sustainable food ware and packaging can be hard to keep tabs on. If you’re an event organizer, food vendor, sustainability advocate or just a person trying to figure out what bin to put something in, we … Continue reading

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BSI & Compostability Certification

In this Compostable series, Mallory McLeod, one of our BSI staff, informs about compostability certifications.  At BSI, we’ve been working towards building a comprehensive list of compostable certification institutions and composting facilities as part of a larger, ongoing research and … Continue reading

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Check this out: Eco label guide

As green conscious consumers, you look for claims and certifications that will help you make informed decisions about your purchases. But in order to make the right choice, you need to understand the implications of these labels. David Suzuki’s Queen … Continue reading

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BSI at the BC Foodservice Expo!

The BC Foodservice Expo is Western Canada’s largest hospitality tradeshow. This year, the Expo took place on January 29th and 30th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The BSI team was especially happy to see the strong emphasis put on sustainability … Continue reading

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A sugarcane joint venture between Dow & Mitsui

  Earlier today, Dow Chemical and Mitsui announced that they are forming a new joint venture to produce sugarcane-sourced ethanol and eventually biopolymers to serve packaging, hygiene and medical markets. Read the full press release here.

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Italy Bans Plastic Bags

“A ban on plastic bags is coming into effect in Italy, which has one of the highest rates of consumption of the bags in Europe. The ban begins in shops across Italy on 1 January, with only biodegradable, cloth or … Continue reading

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