All our products are biodegradable, compostable and respect the environment
They are made with certified raw materials suitable for contact with food, completely eco-compatible, renewable and with little or no environmental impact.
Made of pure virgin fiber. It is used in most containers for Food Delivery and Take Away.
Cardboard in pure virgin fiber coupled with PLA (Biopolymer) film, it is used in glasses, ice cream cups and some containers for Food Delivery and Take Away.
In this case, the pure cellulose cardboard is heat coupled with a new generation bioplastic film obtained from the processing of natural raw materials based on corn starch. The characteristics are similar to plastic but bioplastic products are 100% biodegradable and compostable according to the EN 13432 standard, therefore completely ecological.
It is used to make plates and trays and is obtained from the collection of BETEL palm leaves from the “spontaneous fall” (natural detachment of the leaf from the plant in its normal renewal cycle). The careful manufacturing involves a first phase of washing with a water jet, then shaping by pressing it at high temperature. From each leaf, two to three plates are obtained, depending on the different formats.
The processing is then finished with artisan procedures giving each piece a unique appearance and characteristic.
Birch, poplar and bamboo wood
The birch and poplar wood is smoothed and used for the production of cutlery: it does not create splinters and is robust.
Bamboo wood is used for the knotted Saigon sticks
PLA (Poly Lactic Acid)
Our glasses and some containers are made of PLA. It is a biopolymer deriving from corn starch. The PLA bioplastic is completely biodegradable and compostable according to the EN 13432 standard. The glasses made with this material are transparent and completely similar to plastic glasses, with enormous advantages from an ecological point of view.
PLA, or polylactic acid, is produced from 100% renewable resources and with zero environmental impact.
When subjected to crystallization, PLA becomes heat resistant and can withstand temperatures up to 80°C. It is used for the production of cutlery.
It is obtained from the processing waste of fast-growing plants, in particular from bamboo and sugarcane.
Tableware produced with cellulose pulp (plates, trays and containers) are heat resistant: they can also be used for a short time in traditional ovens and microwaves.
BIODEGRADABLE E COMPOSTABLE
It is the property of a substance to be decomposed by nature, i.e. by bacteria living in the soil and in surface waters. Bacteria transform organic matter into carbon dioxide which, released into the atmosphere, is absorbed by trees, algae and plants to synthesize substances (such as sugars) essential for our survival. In this way the natural cycle continues.
A substance can be considered biodegradable if at least 90% degrades in 6 months.
The OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) with the OECD 301 method has developed the guide parameters to establish biodegradability. A “quickly biodegradable” substance successfully passes the OECD test if it demonstrates a biodegradability of more than 60% in 28 days.
Compostability can be defined as a specific type of biodegradation that occurs in both industrial and domestic composting plants.
To be considered compostable according to the UNI EN 13432 standard, a material must meet the following requirements:
– biodegradability: it is the metabolic conversion of the material into carbon dioxide.
Biodegradability is measured with the standard test EN 14046 (also known as ISO 14855: biodegradability under controlled composting conditions). If the material is 90% biodegradable in less than 6 months it is fully biodegradable.
– disintegrability: absence of visual contamination, the material fragments and loses visibility in the final compost. The test that measures disintegrability takes place on a pilot scale and is called EN 14045: the material is composted with organic waste for three months. At the end of this period the resulting compost is analyzed with a deviation of 2 mm. To pass the test, the residues of the tested material that exceed 2 mm in size must have a mass of less than 10% of the initial mass.
– presence of heavy metals below the predefined maximum values
– absence of negative effects on the composting process, here too the composting test takes place on a pilot scale.
– absence of negative effects on the quality of the compost through the modified OECD 208 test, the plant growth test is performed on compost samples where the material under observation has finished degradation. To pass the test there must be no difference between those compost samples and a control compost.
– non alteration of chemical-physical parameters following degradation: pH, N, P, Mg, K, saline content, volatile solids.
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