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Composting The Cup

Commercial Composting Certification 2022

In September 2022 Better for All PHBH Cups PASSED Commercial Compostable Certification.

We make Better for All cups with a 100% biobased material called PHBH. PHBH is a form of PHA, a second generation plant based polymer that is non-toxic and certified to fully and safely decompose in various environments including water and low or no oxygen settings like landfill and anaerobic composters.

To ensure that our cup meets the commercial composting standard, we submitted cup samples to an international lab referred by TUV and BPI, the international and U.S. based compostable certification bodies that monitor and set composting certification standards.

Certification standards make it possible for commercial and municipal organics recycling facilities to trust that the compostable materials they accept into their facilities will compost in the same amount of time as the food scraps and landscaping trims they already process.

The progressive photodocumentation shown above is the decomposition of a Better for All 18 oz cup in pure PHBH tested at the lab at commercial composting temperatures. The test for Commercial Compostable Certification can only last 12 weeks. Our cup samples passed the Commercial Composting Certification test in September 2022 and is certified commercially compostable according to U.S. ASTM D6400 and European EN13432.