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SALE Compostable 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 certain compostable products!

  • Fibreware
  • Cutlery
  • Straws
  • Hot Cups & Lids
  • Cold Cups & Lids
Compostable Biodegradable Plates and Bowls

Give us a call at 604-630-5115!

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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.

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BSIbio Compostable Costumes at COOL2016


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BSIbio's booth at COOL2016: Cool events for a Cool Planet

Before we share our 3 key questions, let’s first look at what a sustainable event is and why they are becoming more popular.

What is a sustainable event?

A sustainable event has a lower impact on the environment. If you are a food vendor or caterer at a sustainable event, be prepared to answer tough questions. Event organizers will be measuring their environmental impact and one of the first areas of improvement is sure to be reducing food service waste.

Why host a sustainable event?

The average conference produces 2.5 lbs of waste per person per day (source: MeetGreen). Attendees are becoming increasingly aware of their impacts, and want to participate in a guilt-free experience. The expectation is that you – as a food vendor, supplier, or planner – understand that impact.  They are looking for accountability and actions from you to reduce it.

How do you plan a zero waste event?

Creating sustainable waste solutions means taking a step back and looking at the whole picture. You can think of this in terms of a circular economy for events. Start treating your products as valuable resources! This will help you determine their environmental impact from raw material to disposal.

3 Questions every event planner should ask to get to zero waste

1. What is our goal?

Set a sustainability target and make sure it supports the core function of the event. Communicate your goal upstream to suppliers and downstream to waste haulers. Work with your food vendors to get the buy-in you need to create a welcoming, knowledgeable environment for your guests. Keep in mind that you may not reach your goal at your first event, but you will learn a lot trying. Event planners who have been moving towards zero waste for years still have room for improvement. Measure your results and keep researching best practices for your next event.

2. Do we have the right products?

When considering the flow of materials in and out of your event, you will want to make sure your compostable materials are, in fact, compostable. Check the BPI website or ask your suppliers for their product certification numbers. Equip your vendors with the resources they need to make the right purchasing decisions.

Our “biodegradable vs compostable” handout is a great place to start:

What is the difference between 'Biodegradable' and 'Compostable'?


3. Is the material going to get where it needs to go?

Talk to your waste hauler about your diversion goals.  If you are working within an ‘open’ system, you may need to use recyclable and compostable materials. Check out the resources available from the National Zero Waste Council for information on working with open systems. We can help you create a ‘closed loop’ system where all compostable products, including polylactic acid (PLA), will get to the right place! Remember, there are many waste haulers to choose from – contact us for our recommended waste hauler list.

If you are able to answer these three questions, then you are on your way towards a sustainable event. As a bonus, you will see the brand value of ‘going green’! 

Do you have more questions? BSIbio is here to help. 

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How to cut the waste out of sampling!

Providing samples is an incredibly effective way to get your brand noticed. Item sales can increase up to 74% over a 20-week period according to a study from R.I.S.E. (Report on In-store Sampling Effectiveness).

Sounds like a no-brainer…but what about all that waste?
As your compostable foodware expert, we are proud to offer the perfect solution. BSIbio is now stocked with EcoTasters! These certified compostable tasting spoons offer an aesthetically pleasing look and feel, which allow your customers to enjoy the texture and flavour of your tasty samples.

EcoTensil Sampler

EcoTensil Sampler

EcoTensil shares BSIBio’s dedication to provide high quality foodware with sustainable end-of-life solutions. For organic, sustainable food samples, compostables are the best choice that reflect the values of the brand.

“As a natural food product demonstrator I consider EcoTensils an absolute blessing. I love that they are compostable, compact, strong and so darn cute. Samplers are always impressed with the simple act of pressing the two green dots together and you’ve got a spoon!”

– Christina Young, demo operator with Indigo Natural Product Management

We have two fully compostable EcoTensil Sample Spoons for you.

EcoTaster Mini Tasting Spoons for Mini Samples
EcoTaster Mid for Bigger Bites and Plating

EcoTasters are provided in a space efficient cube – get the starter kit with a bamboo display box to kick off your new sample spoons!

To order your EcoTasters or to try some samples please call 604-630-5115 or email


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What Can Compostables Do? Workshop @ COOL2016 Expo April 18

What Can Compostables Do?

Want to green your upcoming event or operations with compostables? Learn how at the COOL2016 Expo: Cool Events for a Cool Planet, hosted by the City of Richmond Sustainable Event initiative and taking place on April 18.

To kick off the event, our BSIbio team is hosting a 1.5 hour workshop on “What Can Compostables Do?” to share the ins and outs of compostable food ware for purchasers, event organizers, sustainability managers, and you!

Space is limited, so save your seat now!

What Can Compostables Do? Sustainable food service ware workshop

Register on the COOL2016 Website and let your network know you’re going!


 COOL2016 Expo: Cool Events for a Cool Planet

COOL2016: Cool Events for a Cool Planet on April 18 5-9:30pm

Stay around after the workshop for the COOL2016 Expo: Cool Events for a Cool Planet

Want to green your upcoming event? Learn how at the COOL2016 Expo: Cool Events for a Cool Planet, hosted by the City of Richmond Sustainable Event initiative and taking place on April 18.

What: A sustainable event designed to teach you about running sustainable events!

When: Monday, April 18, 2016, 5 – 9:30pm

Where: Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road, Richmond, BC, V7C 0A2

Why: Events, conferences, large gatherings create some of the best experiences in building community, sharing knowledge and new ideas. We have a major opportunity to make our events more sustainable and produce less waste, and Richmond Sustainable Event initiative has made a lot of headway in sustainable event provision.

Now’s the time to share the news! Sustainable events are here to stay. Looking for quick tips? See what COOL2016 is doing to be sustainable.

This one day event solutions expo features world renowned thought leaders – who will share their real world experience and secrets on running successful, sustainable events – alongside over a dozen sustainable event solution providers, from water and bike stations to sustainable pyrotechnics and craft breweries.” – COOL2016 Website

This event features expert speakers on the topic of sustainable events, and an array of exhibitors and performance artists to make the Expo a cool time. Keep watch for our three costumed Compostable Food Service team.

Expert Speakers at COOL2016 Sustainable Events

Expert speakers at COOL2016 Expo: Cool Events for a Cool Planet on April 18 from 5-9:30pm

We look forward to seeing you there!


Looking to read more on creating sustainable events? Check out our“How to Organize Sustainable Events” blog post here.

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How to Organize Sustainable Events

Keeping up with sustainable trends can be tough – knowing the right course of action to reduce your impact is not always easy.  If you are planning an event, reducing your impact on the environment is not only recommended, it’s expected.   There are many considerations when planning a sustainable event, but the biggest impact you will need to consider is the waste generated from food and beverage service.

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Science World's Science of Cocktails fundraiser used compostable, custom printed cups to keep waste out of landfills. A sustainable event doesn't have to compromise on luxury. Photo by Michelle Hondl Photography


Here are 3 questions to guide your “zero waste” planning.  Incorporating sustainability into your event plan early on will allow you to focus engaging your guests rather than the garbage.

What story do your branded materials tell?

Everything you provide your guests is an opportunity to support your brand.  Building sustainability into your giveaways doesn’t have to be hard, just take the time to consider what those materials are, how they provide value to you and your guests and consider their end of life solution – a key concept in the circular economy.  

From the beer cups to the swag, you have a chance to tell your guests you care about the environment.  Don’t know about sustainable swag?  Ask our friends at Fairware.

Who are your partners and how do they support your sustainability goals?

Working towards sustainability means talking across departments and engaging in  collaborative partnerships to achieve your waste diversion goals.  You will end up in conversations with all kinds of people and organizations. A great example of collaboration is the Vancity “Zero Waste” approach – they have engaged community partnerships from source to end-of-life:

These community partnerships are all specialists in what they do and are happy to answer questions and work with you on your sustainable events planning. 

The Vancouver Folk Fest were one of the first festivals to achieve their waste reduction targets.  They have done this through partnerships, and volunteer and guest engagement. 

Folk Fest – Sustainability from Black Rhino Creative on Vimeo.

What have you learned and how are you improving?

Sustainability is a way of thinking, not just a way of operating and your journey learning about creating a sustainable event connects you to community and solutions that will elevate your brand.

You don’t need to be a sustainability expert to run a sustainable event, but you should have a good grasp on terminology and know when you need to engage the services of an expert.  Check out our blog on “biodegradable” vs. “compostable” as an example of correct “zero waste” terminology.  

Measuring how the event went is key.  You may not get to 100% waste diversion in your first year, but you will need to know where you’re at and where the gaps were to improve.  Eurofest will be aiming for “zero waste” for the third year in a row!  What are the takeaways for the next event?  Do your guests, vendors and waste haulers have feedback for you?  Your partnerships provide valuable insight that could be the key to unlocking your sustainable future.

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Volunteers at EuroFest help guest sort their waste. Eurofest achieved 95% diversion last year!

Connect with us to find out more about how to hold sustainable events!

Call 604-630-5115 or Email: 

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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  did anything really change?

Top 3 lessons learned in 2015 – a year in review at BISbio

Lesson #1: Stand by the science

Policy adaptations designed to support sustainable development and operations should be supported by scientific evidence. This is not news, however BSIbio as a company has taken initiative to re-emphasize the science behind certified compostable products through our research projects. Here by standing by our founding principle that certified compostable products can significantly help reduce and divert waste.

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Susanna Carson, CEO presents at the National Zero Waste Conference in Vancouver 2015

The science is the same in Europe, as it is in Asia and North America. Empirical evidence is not different from place to place.”  – Susanna Carson, CEO at BSIbio presenting at the National Zero Waste Conference.  Susanna co-chairs the product design & packaging working group for the NZWC.

Our challenge, in the bio-based packaging world, is not scientific – certified compostable products. Our research this year has shown that certified compostable products, even PLA, do biodegrade in a reasonable amount of time given commercial compost conditions.  The challenge is getting everyone, from manufacturer, to 3rd party compostable certifiers, to consumers, to policy-makers and waste facilities to work together. Which brings us to lesson #2…

Lesson #2: Don’t Hesitate, Collaborate 

A diverse group of people tackling the same challenge make for a challenging path, but the final solution is bound to be effective.  When you take on a sustainability challenge yourself, either as an individual or a company, it’s an uphill battle.

How do you collaborate?

First step is to share your goals.  Even if you need to re-work those goals to match reality, you’ve got a much better chance getting the support and information you need to go waste-free or carbon neutral if you share your ideas with people.

Second step is diversify.  Share your goals and ideas with people you’ve never spoken to before.  Everyone in the sustainability field has different ideas on how to tackle a problem, and we are all innovators in our own way.  We attended Future’s Strategies’ Leverage Lab Conference this year and saw collaboration across industries in action.

Third step is to implement, and adjust.  If you’re not seeing the waste diversion you’d like to, can you communicate your goals better? Can you adjust what materials you’re purchasing to increase your diversion rates?  The lesson here is if it’s difficult, don’t give up, keep going through the steps and accept small wins as you see progress.

Lesson #3: Little Company, BIG Impact

Small businesses make up 98% of all businesses in BC. Collaboratively, we can make a big impact when our needs are the needs of many.  At BSIbio we met amazing small businesses through Climate Smart, which are innovating at both small and large scales to reduce their environmental impact.

Our contribution to the bio-packaging industry and research this year was a huge undertaking with a big impact – we established protocols to help organic waste facilities test BESICS products.

What does this mean?

Compostable products are tested in a lab to ensure that they breakdown quickly into usable soil, BUT we wanted to take our products to the next level and test them at the actual compost/organic waste facilities to prove they breakdown correctly under natural conditions. Did our products degrade at facilities?  You bet.

Read more about our research project here.

Looking ahead we will:

  • celebrate our 11th birthday this year!  We can’t believe how time flies and we are so proud to continue to serve our environmentally conscious customers.
  • continue to be valuable contributors to our industry.  Just last week Susanna and Emily, our Compost Specialist, presented at the US Composting Council in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • continue to work with waste facilities to help them deal with perceived contamination issues.
  • launch more quality compostable products to meet the demand of our increasingly environmentally conscious society

Tweet the top 3 lessons in sustainable packaging to your network!


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From touchdown to trash talk – compostable food ware is a ‘must have’ for consumers today

This weekend, as people all over North America gather around their televisions and potluck meals, they will be talking about football, beer, and FOOD!

Check out what Marylin Denis has to say about hosting a party with perfect, effortless clean-up that is easy on the environment. Skip to the 33 minute mark to see our BÉSICS®  product line in action.

The Marilyn Denis show teaches us how to make zero waste a part of our events in this episode.

Certified compostable food ware is an easy, guilt-free solution for quick service at events or even at home.

 We are so proud compostables are part of the conversation that is gaining traction as we look for ways to reduce our impact on the environment.  If you are someone asking hard questions about packaging, thank you!  You are part of the driving force for positive change.

Companies following consumer trends know people are willing to pay more for products provided by companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact. In fact, this group of people increased from 50% in 2014 to 66% in a 2015  Neilsen survey.

Consumers love it for convenience and it speaks volumes about your brand.  Just ask our friends at Greenmuch!

What does your packaging say about you?  Having strong aesthetic appeal is only part of the equation and today’s savvy consumer is expecting companies to step up and take action to preserve our planet.

Share this post and let your network know you are reducing your waste on game day! 

BSIbio “…because disposable products shouldn’t last forever”

#buybetter #compostable #gameday #thankyou

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EPISODE 5: An End… and A Beginning. A Compost Story Conclusion

This is the fourth post in a 5-part series on our journey from certification to acceptance of our compostable food ware products in the Metro Vancouver region. Read Episodes 12, 3 and 4 for the background on this story, and bookmark our blog to follow along!.

Be sure to tune in for our compostable education materials to follow!


Compostable Biodegradable Product Research Testing at University of British Columbia

Emily and Hongjie sieving bags at the UBC Farm, January 2015

We returned to the facilities many times throughout the fall, and carefully retrieved our test bags from Revolution Resource RecoveryWhistler Compost Facility, and Harvest PowerBack at UBC, we spent sunny but cold winter days at the UBC farm sifting through the compost for our products, with some amazing results.

The compostable bioplastic (PLA) materials – usually the ones which aren’t accepted at compost facilities – are actually the first products to vreak down! Disintegration starts with the puffed PLA ‘biofoam’, then cups and deli containers, and lastly the cutlery.

CPLA vs Fibre results for Aerobic Windrow Compostable Biodegradable Testing

Only small pieces remain of certified compostable bioplastic fork, knife, and spoon, compared to a fibre-based clamshell in the same test bag, January 2015

More surprising, there are cases where fibre-based products, which seem easiest to break down, don’t degrade. In the example on the right, there was enough heat and moisture in the 3 1/2 month period to break down the compostable cutlery, but not to break down the Fibreware clamshell.

We found PLA products that were intact, but opaque, which means they didn’t reach the required 55-60 degrees Celsius it takes to begin the composting process for PLA. We also had bags with completely intact control materials (kraft paper bags), meaning a number of environmental conditions from moisture to pH were not ideal.

What does all this mean? We have more work to do! We’re motivated and inspired by watching our products disintegrate week by week, and hearing the facility operators support for our mission of increasing organics diversion and reducing waste going to landfill. It confirms our faith in the third party compostability certifications we hold.

We’re also concerned by the situations where the products don’t degrade as expected. Over the coming months and years, we are partnering with other packaging providers, universities, researchers, and the composting industry across North America to solve some of the unanswered questions coming out of our research.

There is another beginning from this study – The Compost Council of Canada hosts an annual “Compost’s Giants” contest for the largest pumpkin grown with only compost, no fertilizers. We signed up for our pumpkin seeds at the Compost Matters conference in Victoria in March 2015, and eagerly awaited the right time to plant. We don’t have any great planting places at our office itself, but the Vancouver Montessori School next door loved the idea of their students being able to watch our pumpkin plant grow, so we enriched the soil with tried-and-true Harvest Power compost, and added some of the compost left over from our study!

Bookmark our Blog, and Stay Tuned for more posts on our lessons learned in testing BSIbio‘s compostable/biodegradable foodware!


BSIbio dug into the compost at regional facilities with the University of British Columbia to make sure our products return to the earth.

We know our products will never disappear, and can only be converted into something else. 

Why do you care? Compostable products become a part of our Canadian landscape through the soil. When you buy these products, you want to be sure they really do what they say they do, breaking down completely and safely. This research is essential as we strive for truly responsible compostable products. Your interest and support of our mission helps make it happen!

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EPISODE 4: Harvesting Power… A Compost Story: Research in Richmond

This is the fourth post in a 5-part series on our journey from certification to acceptance of our compostable food ware products in the Metro Vancouver region. Read Episodes 1, 2, and 3 for the background on this story, and bookmark our blog to follow along!


The drive to Richmond is our shortest one yet, and we approach Harvest Power along a rural industrial route. Past a bend, and we can see the methane digesters appear behind the entry house. Our tour earlier in the year showed us where the buildings are and what everything does, but it’s a whole different story now that we’re here to dig into the organics!

Our BSIbio composting story at Harvest has two parts, since they use two different organics processing methods. Richmond Fraser Soil & Fibre is the original facility on the site, with an aerobic, static pile composting system. In 2010, Harvest Power partnered with Richmond Fraser and the Federal Government to bring a high-solids anaerobic digester to the site.

Anaerobic Digestion is Not CompostingSurprise surprise, anaerobic digestion is not composting! By removing oxygen from the organics, only microbes who do not use oxygen can survive. These microbes make methane, and the methane created is collected for energy.

The solid end product of anaerobic digestion – called the “digestate” – can be treated in various ways to become a marketable product. Harvest mixes their digestate into an aerobic static pile, reintroducing oxygen and composting to the digestate to complete its processing.

Harvest Power Aerial Diagram - Richmond BC - Anaerobic Digestion
Harvest Power has a complex layout for their mixed aerobic and anerobic operations.

Harvest has two static piles on the site. One, a certified organic compost stream which takes a restricted, clean feedstock of woody material and residential food waste. The other, a commercial compost stream, combines anaerobic digestate with woody material.

We’re testing our BÉSICS® products on both piles so we can see how our products perform in a regular, large-scale static pile, and also in a high-solids anaerobic digester followed by a static pile.

It was a wet sloppy day to prepare our bags and it turns out it’s not very easy to pack our bags with the anaerobic digester feedstock – after its been thoroughly crushed and combined, it’s a pungent mixture of all the food waste you can imagine – very wet and chunky. Our team innovates a novel bag fill system on the fly, and before we know it, our bags are ready to go!

Harvest Power Anaerobic Digestion Filling Research Bags

Filling our sample bags with a mixture of compostable foodware, and soon-to-be compost!

With our gas meters, filter masks, walkie-talkies, and various safety apparel, we’re chatting closely with the operator who will be loading our bags into the system. A slippery adventure later, and the tunnel is packed and closed to begin its 10 day percolation stage. Just like in Whistler, we will trust our bags to complete their adventure without us.  We’ll come back when they’re ready to switch to composting!

Harvest Power Static Pile Compostable Foodware Disintegration Research

Burying our sample bags on the static pile, ending up 6-12 feet deep!

The aerobic static pile is actually composed of 24 separate rows of compost. So, when we switch the bags to the composting side, we lay them on the side of a row before it’s filled. We attach long rope tails and neon flags to find the bags when we come back.

So began the start of a 3 month odyssey into the complex ecosystem of the Harvest, Fraser Richmond Energy Garden in Richmond, BC.

Harvest Power Disintegration Testing

The team ending the day at Harvest Power Energy Garden in all our safety get-up.

Bookmark us and check back for the Episode 5 conclusion to our Compost Story!


BSIbio dug into the compost at regional facilities with the University of British Columbia to make sure our products return to the earth.

We know our products will never disappear, and can only be converted into something else. 

Why do you care? Compostable products become a part of our Canadian landscape through the soil. When you buy these products, you want to be sure they really do what they say they do, breaking down completely and safely. This research is essential as we strive for truly responsible compostable products. Your interest and support of our mission helps make it happen!

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EPISODE 3: Whistle while we work… A Compost Story in Whistler, BC

This is the third post in a multi-part series on our journey from certification to acceptance for our compostable food ware products in the Metro Vancouver region. Read Episodes 1 and 2 for the background on this story, Episode 4 for some more, and bookmark our blog to follow along!

This week we share our adventures at an in-vessel composting facility in Whistler and Squamish. 

The drive along the Sea to Sky highway is beautiful, with sweeping bends of asphalt dodging between cliffs and ocean. Even better when it’s the break of dawn in Fall 2014, and the leaves are just starting to turn. It was an early drive to start our first day at Whistler Compost Facility, a state of the art in-vessel or ‘tunnel’ compost facility in Whistler, BC. We’re partnering with them to test how our compostable food ware and packaging breaks down in their tunnel.

Tunnel composting is gaining popularity as facilities pop up across North America.

Diagram of an In-Vessel Tunnel Compost Facility

A diagram of a typical in-vessel tunnel composting facility.

Enclosing compost in a tunnel helps you monitor and control moisture more accurately than when the pile is exposed to the elements.

‘Spinners’ are agitation bars within the tunnel that turn the compost to keep a consistent moisture level, high and consistent oxygen levels, and aid mechanical breakdown.

These agitator bars also mean we have to change our test method. Before, we put our products in mesh sample bags. In Whistler, there’s no way to access the middle of the tunnel to remove bags before they reach the agitator bars. In this system strong soft plastics are such a problem that the facility even removes plastic bags that are compostable, as they can jam up the bars.

Testing using mesh bags is out, so instead, we’re dosing whole sections of the tunnel with products in two sets  – “low” concentration being 10% product by volume, and “high” being 20%. This works out to a few thousand individual products for testing!

With our boxes of products loaded into the UBC pickup, we pass by thickets of evergreen forest before emerging into a sweet forest valley. The huge steel warehouse that greets us is pretty breath taking.

In-Vessel Tunnel Compost Facility Whistler BC

Outside the Whistler compost facility

Large piles of woody waste, biosolids, and food scraps are kept beside a large electric crane. The crane’s bucket holds more than a tonne of material, and the expert operators adds the three feedstocks to their mixer in a consistent ratio. The mixer is a large funnel with a spinning auger at the bottom. This both crushes and mixes the feedstock before it enters the tunnels for active composting.

Here’s where the fun begins for us! We’ve brought our products onto the deck overseeing the mixer, and we’re poised, products in hand, ready to toss them in like a deck of cards. Once we get the OK, there’s a flurry of compostable products fluttering into the mixer, loudly crunching the tonnes of material just loaded into it.

The facility manager and mixer operator join in, and we laugh as we try to be quick while preventing the products from nesting in one another as they go in. Thickness affects the rate at which a product composts, and we want each product to have a fair chance.

Finally it’s done! We watch our compostable foodware-enriched feedstock run up towards the tunnel. The manager says that our high concentration load has more foodware than they would ever see on a normal basis. Our goal is to test our BÉSICS® products to the extreme, so we are pleased.

Covering our mesh sample bags for curing at Whistler Compost Facility in Fall 2014.

Loading mesh sample bags for curing at Whistler Compost Facility in Fall 2014.

We repeat this process four times, since the facility has two tunnels for us to work with, and we have two concentrations to test.  Once our work is done we leave our products to continue on their own adventure, since the tunnel will be pushing our load through for 14 days before we see what’s become of them!

The facility cures their compost near Squamish. Curing happens in large windrows where sample bags will stay put, so for 3 months of curing we bring back the mesh sample bags. We’re careful to space the bags away from the edges and each other, then cover them up for a long slumber.

Bookmark us, and check back for our adventures with anaerobic digestion and static piles!


BSI dug into the compost at regional facilities with the University of British Columbia to make sure our products return to the earth.

We know our products will never disappear, and can only be converted into something else. 

Why do you care? Compostable products become a part of our Canadian landscape through the soil. When you buy these products, you want to be sure they really do what they say they do, breaking down completely and safely. This research is essential as we strive for truly responsible compostable products. Your interest and support of our mission helps make it happen!

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