Tag Archives: compostable

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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They’re HERE! Try our new BESICS Compostable Hot Cups & Lids

Brand new and in stock now! Sturdy… stackable… recyclable and compostable… what more could you want for your morning coffee?

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Company Update: Zero-Waste parties, policy development and bio-polymers

BSI Biodegradable Solutions has had a great start to 2014. In January and February 2014, the company engaged the product and packaging working group meetings under the direction of Metro Vancouver. BSI team members contributed information on the opportunities and … Continue reading

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BSI & Compostability Certification: Biodegradable Products Institute

The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a not-for-profit association that created an innovative certification process in 1999 called the Compostable Label. The BPI Compostable Logo program is recognized throughout North America as a standard for approved biodegradable products in commercial and municipal … 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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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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Puma’s Clever Little Shopper

Puma is proud to present the brand’s new “Clever Little Shopper” – a compostable cornstarch retail bag: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpEH6wQ7K8Q This looks like heat-resistant PLA, so no worries taking this shopper in the rain.   Of course, you should always bring your … Continue reading

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