Compostable vs Biodegradable Food Packaging

When it comes to environmentally friendly food packaging we hear a lot of different terms, so in this blog we take a look at compostable vs biodegradable – and what they actually mean.

There are a few main differences between the two. Firstly, compostable packaging breaks down faster and when it does, it creates nutrient-rich compost.

Pac Food has always strived to be environmentally friendly where possible, so we’re excited to announce that our EKO PAK range is 100% natural and sustainable.

EKO PAK’s full range is made from bagasse and are completely natural, as well as rapidly renewable.

Below we go into more detail about compostable vs biodegradable and give you an overview of our new environmentally-friendly solutions.

What is the difference between compostable and biodegradable?

Both compostable and biodegradable packaging disintegrate and return to a natural state.

Biodegradable packaging is typically able to break down within a year of being discarded.

Whereas, compostable packaging breaks down faster (usually 45-60 days) and has the added bonus of creating nutrient-rich compost.

So, if you had a choice between the two, compostable has more advantages. 

Our Compostable Range of Food Packaging Solutions

All of EKO PAK’s range are compostable – round bowls, square bowls, rectangle trays and clamshells and if you are looking for a lid option, there is also a sugar cane lid and PET (recyclable) lid to suit.

  1. Round Bowls:
    • Ideal for Soup, Stir Fry, Noodles and Salads
    • 800ml, 1000ml and 1200ml options
    • Clear dome lid is compatible with all bowl sizes
  2. Square Bowls:
    • Ideal for Pastas, Soups, Stir fry, and Salad
    • 700ml, 900ml, 1100ml and 1300ml options
    • Clear dome lid suits all of the above sizes
  3. Rectangle Trays:
    • Ideal for Burritos, Wraps, Hot Dogs, Gyoza, Noodles
    • 750ml or 1000ml options
    • Sugarcane lid option is suitable both sizes
  4. Clamshells:
    • Ideal for Fish and Chips, Curry with Rice, Burgers, Toasties, Pieces of Cake and Salads
    • Small, medium and extra-large options
    • Variety of 1, 2 or 3 compartments

View all of our environmentally-friendly products here.

Sugarcane Cycle

Compostable vs biodegradable

While compostable items leave nutrient-rich organic matter behind, both types of packaging eventually break down and return to nature.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of our new compostable packaging solutions reach out to our team today on 1800 823 200 or send us an email on info@EKO PAK.com.au.