Did You Know?

There are many misconceptions with environmental terms and statements which can often result in the wrong information being communicated into the marketplace. Our 'Did You Know?' section aims to correct some of these misunderstandings.

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Did you know?

  • Biodegradability and compostability are not the same thing.
  • Biodegradable materials degrade through the action of naturally occurring micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi or algae without human intervention.
  • Compostable materials degrade through controlled biological decomposition in the presence of water, heat and micro-organisms to form an earthy material that can be added to the soil to provide food for plants.
  • PET plastic is the plastic from which most water bottles are made and is commonly recycled.
  • Dart's PET and recycled PET products are made from bottle-grade PET.
  • There is no universally accepted definition of sustainability.
  • Dart's commitment to sustainability rests on three pillars: Options, Investment, and Education.
  • Decompose can occur in landfills; however the rate in which it occurs is extremely slow due to landfills being fundamentally anaerobic.
  • Bio-resins are plant-based plastics made from renewable resources such as corn.
  • "Eco-forward™" expresses Dart Products Europe's ongoing commitment to developing foodservice packaging alternatives that contribute to a more environmentally sustainable future.
  • PLA stands for polylactic acid, a corn-based material that offers an alternative to fossil fuel based plastics.
  • Bare™ by Solo® products are made with post-consumer recycled plastic, renewable resources and/or compostable materials.