How to Compost Brass Roots Packaging!

How to Compost Brass Roots Packaging!

How to Compost Brass Roots Packaging!


🎉 This bag can be composted! 🎉  

 

 

If you have access to curbside or industrial composting, put me there; if not, find a center that accepts this package or learn how to compost at home:

Down here in our home city of New Orleans, we don’t have industrial composting facilities, but but there is one local group, the Compost Network, that can compost our packaging! Click HERE to find a group in your area 

 

How to find a composting center near me

Industrial composting is a great option for those who want to properly dispose of their packaging without having to do the composting themselves. 

There are hundreds of industrial compost facilities in the US. Use these interactive maps to find a municipally-run curbside compost program, privately-run curbside composting program, or drop-off composting program near you! (Note: When using these interactive maps, before choosing which compost facility to work with, be sure to select the filter that says “compostable packaging.” While we have selected a compostable pouch that is certified home and industrial compostable, not all industrial composting facilities accept compostable packaging.)

 

Can I Compost at Home?

Yes! Some composting facilities don’t accept compostable packaging– that’s why we made our pouch home compostable too! 

As the name suggests, home composting is simply composting at home; it’s a great option for those who have home gardens and can make use of the end product, fertilizer. It is also a great option for those who want to teach their children about the amazing powers of nature! 

 

Step 1: Decide what type of composting system to use

The most common way to compost at home is to use a composting bin. Compost bins and tumblers are available for purchase, or you can make your own using a garbage can, plastic storage bins, or pallets. Another composting method is known as “vermicomposting.” Vermicomposting, or worm composting, is a great indoor option if your outdoor space is limited (it can be done outdoors as well). You can make your own vermicompost or you can purchase one. 

 

Step 2: Prepare the composting ingredients

There are four key ingredients to compost: nitrogen, carbon, air, and water. The nitrogen in compost comes from “greens.” Household greens you can add to your home compost pile include fresh grass clippings, food scraps, and coffee grounds. The carbon in compost comes from “browns.” Typical browns you can add to a compost pile include dead leaves, branches, twigs, paper, and compostable packaging. 

 

Step 3: Assemble your compost! 

To expedite the decomposition process, ensure your browns and greens are cut into small pieces (ideally no thicker than a finger). Then, simply begin layering your greens and browns. Many suggest a 1:1 ratio of browns to greens. When tending to your compost, it’s important to monitor the temperature, aeration, and moisture levels. This is where the key ingredients air and water come in. Compost thrives in warm temperatures, when it is turned every 2-3 days, and when the moisture resembles crumbled chocolate cake. If you notice your compost is dry, add more greens and water. If you notice your compost is too wet, add more browns, and give it a turn. 

 

If you’re interested in composting at home, check out these detailed guides about home composting from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Natural Resources Defense Council. This video from Better Homes and Gardens does a great job explaining how to start home composting too.  

 

Happy composting! 

-Brass Roots

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