May 6-12 is International Compost Awareness Week. It's a week when the world pays more attention to the important role composting plays in waste management at a time when we need solutions to landfills getting full and recycling programs under pressure.
Better food and organic waste programs are part of the solution. Giving people better ways to deal with food waste will help keep food-contaminated packaging out of recycling bins. That progress needs involvement from governments, industry and other stakeholders.
Manufacturers are already developing innovative new packaging and products that can help consumers do their part. Club Coffee’s PurPod100, the world’s first certified 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod, is one high-profile innovation that responds to consumer demands without compromising our planet for future generations.
This International Composting Awareness Week, take a look at what you’re using around your home and office. Think about the compostable alternatives you could be using. A few small changes can help us all make a big difference.