Reuse or upcycle your container tube(s) before deciding to compost. Make sure the tube is uncontaminated.
2. Remove the label or check to see if it is a water-soluble/ compostable label before placing in a compost heap. If you are unsure, remove it anyway!
3. Once the tube is placed in the compost heap, continue to turn and aerate the pile occasionally. The tube will compost completely between 180-270 days.
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Understand What Home Compost Means
Many people have been told inconsistent definitions of what compostable and biodegradable means. The FTC Green Guidelines are a great place to equip yourself with anti-greenwashing ammunition, but here's our explanation of home compostable (and how to dispose of your pre-roll tube correctly).
Composting, "is a biological degradation process in which microorganisms transform organic materials into a soil-like material (called compost) under controlled conditions... The difference between natural decay and composting is that during the composting process, people control the conditions under which the decomposition takes place."
In composting at home, one would use organic materials (yard trimmings, coffee grounds, non-animal food scraps, pet bedding, etc.) to control the degradation in an aerated, substantiated environment -such as a compost heap or barrel- to turn the organic matter into usable fertilizer.
Home composting, in essence, is controlled natural biodegradation. It ensures that the compost pile receives sufficient aeration and turnover to aid the bio-degradation process in a shorter timeframe than on its own. Industrial compostable products require a more controlled and harsh environment to break down that includes constant extreme heat, moisture, and turnover. Products that are certified compostable by the ASTM D6400 and TUV 13432 fall under this category, and will not break down in an adequate timeframe outside of a commercial compost facility.
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