Why Compost?

The Benefits of Composting

We all know that composting is great for our environment and is an environmentally conscious way to reduce your contribution to landfill. While it can be easily done at home with specific food scraps, not all food scraps and biodegradable products are easily compostable and can be treated equally. For products that require special treatment (for example, paper straws), these items need to be taken to commercial composting facilities. 

Composting food scraps and biodegradable products, including Beve Straws’ rice straws, has the benefit of enriching your soil – it reduces the need for chemical fertilisers, it helps the soil retain its moisture content and it can also help to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and fungi. It’s a great way to keep your garden healthy and happy! Just one of the many reasons to switch to Beve Straws biodegradable single use products.

What are Compostable Products?

Composting refers to the process of producing compost through aerobic decomposition of biodegradable organic matter. The decomposition is performed primarily by micro-organisms and larger creatures such as ants, nematodes and worms. Technically, a compostable product is made from natural, plant-based materials such as wood, paper or biodegradable products, and different types of compostable products require different composting processes. Some products are suitable for home compost systems and worm farms, including our rice straws, which can be thrown in with other food waste and take approximately 100 days to decompose. Others require a specific set of conditions only available at commercial composting facilities such as PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) or paper straws.

Why Use Compostable Products?

If disposed of correctly, the number one benefit of using compostable food products is that it has a minimised effect on the environment, as it does not contribute to landfill. Together with compostable food waste, Beve Straw's biodegradable products can be disposed of, and they do not require sorting. When processed, these products are turned into compost that can then be used to create soil, fertiliser or even renewable energy! This supports a circular economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. In short, compostable products are more sustainable, and better for the environment.