50 Things You Can Compost



Did You Know In the United States, Food Waste Is Estimated To Be 30-40% of Food Supply?  

 According to the FDA, wasted food is the single largest category of material placed in municipal landfills. Wasted food is a growing problem and presents an untapped opportunity. Apart from environmental impact, the conversion to sustainable products and food packaging has been an influence of consumer demand. According to a 2018 survey, 2 out of 3 consumers are willing to spend more money for eco-friendly products. In response, corporations in the food service industry have taken upon active roles in sustainability leadership to lower costs and carbon-footprint. Composting has been utilized as a solution to excessive garbage waste, turning wasted food and biodegrade-able products into energy. 

What Is Compost?

Compost is the natural process of food waste decomposing; Recycled organic waste and food matter becoming soil conditioner. Instead of having your consumers or staff throw away their food in a single trash bin, direct them to throw their waste in the individualized barrels dedicated to the waste's destination. Accumulate more compost by incorporating compostable products into your dining and carry-out experience. This makes throwing away items easier and with less mistakes. Consider compost as earth food. If everything you serve your consumers can later become fertilizer, then there goes the guilt of using an overhaul of products that may end up as pollution. 


Did You Know Biodegradeable Products Aren't The Only Compostable Items In Your kitchen?

We are proud to have a variety of choices that best suits our customers needs and budget. Brands like Eco-Products, Greenwave and Leafware are some of the eco-conscious selections we have available for restaurants moving toward an eco-friendly future. 

However, biodegradable tableware, containers and cutlery aren't the only items in your kitchen that can be used for compost. Check out this list of compost possibilities. Imagine what items you have in your home, kitchen or office that can be "good" waste. 


50 Things You Can Compost 

1. Food and Vegatable scraps 

2. Egg Shells 

3. Coffee Grounds 

4. Coffee Filters 

5. Tea Bags 

6. Loose Leaf Tea 

7. Milk ( Almond, Oatmeal, Whole, Half, Heavy Cream, Spoiled) 

8. Used Paper Towels or Napkins 

9. Kitchen/ Dining Room Debris ( Crumbs, Scraps etc.) 

10. Cooked Pasta 

11. Cooked Rice 

12. Stale bread, Pita, Tortilla Shells, Naan 

13. Potato Chips / Tortilla Chips 

14. Stale Crackers

15. Stale French Fries 

16. Spoiled Pasta Sauce 

17. Broth

18. Stale Cereal 

19. Oatmeal / Chia Pudding 

20. Cardboard Boxes ( Food Packaging boxes only) 

21. Unwaxed Paper Plates and Cups 

22. Nut Shells 

23. Spoiled Tofu, Tempeh, Saitan 

24. Seaweed 

25. Stale Pretzels 

26. Stale Pizza Crust 

27. Excess Dough 

28. Stale Seeds 

29. Stale Wine and Beer 

30. Toothpicks 

31. Skewers 

32. Paper Cupcake or Muffin Cups. 

33. Shredded Order Receipts 

34. Shredded Office Paper (Mail, Coupons, Bills, etc.) 

35. Flowers 

36. Succulents / Lobby Plants 

37. Newspapers 

38. Paper Table Cloths 

39. Seafood Shells (Lobster, Crab, Shrimp etc.) 

40. Fish Bones 

41. Decorative Pumpkins and Other Squash 

42. Citrus Peels (Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit etc.) 

43. Compost Cutlery, Containers, and Dinnerware

44. Paper Fans 

45. Latex Balloons and Gloves 

46. Bathroom Potpourri 

47. Sticky Notes 

48. Paper Straws 

49. Unwaxed and Non-Laminated Business Cards 

50. Tissues 

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