SUSTAINABILITY IS OUR STATUS QUO.

HCM01-116 pre-roll container 8 month natural biodegradation (non-composting)

RENEWABLE AT A MINIMUM

All of our production is done with renewable, non-toxic compostable materials at a minimum. We do not support the creation or consumption of new plastics and non-renewables. Our high performance, increasingly cost-accessible biomaterial product manufacturing is able to transform any existing packaging design into sustainable form with little to no design intervention.

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Bio-based

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Multi-channel Compostable

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Marine Degradable

CREATING PASSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS

Our goal is to create a circular economy of sustainable packaging to extend the use-life of single-uses before repurposing them as usable, renewable compost. A byproduct of sustainable systems is creating sustainable consumers by default. The introduction of alternatives to plastic significantly reduces an organization's environmental impact that, in turns, lowers any one consumer's footprint.

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COMPOSTING VS. BIODEGRADATION

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 HCM01 pre-roll tubes 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 biodegradation 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 aeration. 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.

COMMUNICATING VALUE

With the rapid increase in biomaterial offerings, packaging reforms, and mosaic of disposal methods - consumers have identified clearer sustainability messages on labels could increase not only sales, but sales per consumer in one visit. Standing out on the shelf requires a clear differentiation in material from plastic. If indistinguishable, labels and redirects to an online sustainability page or disposal instructions go a long way in communicating your value to eco-conscious consumers. 

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WE'RE ON A MISSION TO BECOME A FULL-CIRCLE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING MANUFACTURER AND RESPONSIBLE WASTE DIVERSION COMPANY.

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PACKAGING WE PRODUCE BY 2023.

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