Susty Party - Compostable Disposable Plates 10" Black - 8 Count
Susty Party Compostable Disposable Plates 10" Black are made in the USA, home compostable and party-ready! Susty Party Compostable Disposable Plates are safe for the oven, microwave and even the freezer. Susty Party plates are made from a material that is the brainchild of an aerospace engineer who wanted to create a sturdy dual-ovenable eco-friendly packaging material. They are disposable but they are durable and sturdy enough to hold heavy, messy, wet food. Since the're dyed naturally with mineral pigments and then baked, there is a slight color variation or pattern on each piece (think of the way batter hits when baking a pancake!).
Compostable: Compostable: certified to compost in a home compost (in approximately 40 days or less) via OK Compost Home verified by Vincotte, as well as in an industrial compost facility (in approximately 10 days) via EN 13432 and ASTM D6400 verified by Din Certco and Biodegradable Products Institute. Also Marine Degradable verified via ASTM D7081.
Non Toxic: No plastics or harmful chemicals. Composts safely via EN 13432.
Renewable: Made from rapidly growing plants: tapioca starch and grass fiber.
Made in USA: Green manufacturing in California.
Social Good: Susty Party is a certified B Corporation.
Susty Party plates and bowls are made from a new-to-market material: baked plant starch. Specifically, tapioca starch and grass fibers are mixed together to form an oven safe, microwave safe, super sturdy but natural, compostable and non-toxic material that can be colored with mineral pigments. Susty Party starch products are certified home compostable as well as industrial compostable, by man certifiers including OK Compost Home.
Susty Party is a Certified B Corp: Business Not As Usual
In addition to a consciousness around their products, Susty Party is conscious of how they operate as a company. They're proud to be a Certified B Corporation and a Certified YouthTrade company.
When you support a Certified B Corporation, you're supporting a better way to do business. Certified B Corporations meet rigorous, independent standards of social and environmental performance. They are creating greater economic opportunity, strengthening local communities, and preserving the environment. Susty Party is proud to have adopted the strict B Corporation environmental and social standards, written into their legal operating agreement. B Corps. A better way to do business. Find out for yourself.
As a YouthTrade company, Susty Party's founders are certified as under 35 and part of a movement that creates a market for conscious young entrepreneurs who are inspired by the Conscious Capitalism Institute principles. Youth employment is a missing key to developing a sustainable world. YouthTrade is a project of YES (Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability), inspired by the Conscious Capitalism Institute (CCI), designed to promote entrepreneurship among people under the age of 35 by providing market access for mission-driven companies.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between home and commercial composting?
Commercial composting facilities grind materials, turn over their piles, and reach high temperatures- all good things! These factors help reduce the amount of time it takes to compost in ways that home composting cannot. You can help your home compost be more effective by turning your pile over frequently and keeping it damp and warm. It will still take about 40% longer, but if if you don't mind some forks sticking out of your flowers, the earth doesn't either.
What if I can't compost? What do I do?
Unfortunately, composting in a lot of areas in the US isn't as easy as Susty Party thinks it should be. Boo!
Susty Party suggests using re-usable products as much as possible and reminding your guests to re-use their cups and plates. One idea is to have guests use a marker to write their names on their cups and put up signs reminding people to re-use. You can really cut down on the amount of waste created by getting people to use less.
It's a bummer to send things to the landfill, but you can still feel good that Susty Party products are made from renewable, non-toxic and plant-based materials. It's a step in the right direction.
You can also take a stand! Call your local waste management provider and tell them you're interested in composting your organic waste. The more demand there is for the service, the more likely it will happen.
About Susty Party
Susty Party creates responsibly made, eco-friendly party supplies and compostable tableware. Parties and events generate the second largest amount of waste in the USA, just behind the construction industry! Susty Party products make parties more sustainable, and sustainability a little more fun.
Susty Party is a certified YouthTrade company and B Corporation. Their shared social, economic, environmental and spiritual values drive them to make the world a better place, while having fun at the same time. Their motto is: Respect Earth & Party On!