Compostable Goods

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  • Founded: Williston, VT
  • Headquarters: Williston, VT

Compostable Goods was largely inspired by the cradle-to-cradle principle, meaning that our products can be considered "biological nutrients" that can re-enter the environment without releasing synthetic chemicals or toxins. In addition to avoiding the grave (landfill), our products are still useful and valuable at the end of their life as precursors to compost, which supports soil and plant health. This Zero Waste approach reduces the negative effects of waste on people, the environment, and the climate. We offer items that are either certified compostable, identified as biodegradable by the manufacturer, or made of biodegradable materials disclosed by the manufacturer. These items reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and lessen environmental contamination from the disposal of plastics and other non-biodegradable substances. We are committed to providing you with accurate information and offering you an expanding assortment of compostable and biodegradable products to match your environmental standards and to fit your lifestyle.

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All of the home products available through Compostable Goods are made from wood, wool, hemp, and cotton, among other things, and are designed to be biodegradable and completely compostable at the end of their life. This Zero Waste policy was inspired by the cradle-to-cradle principle, meaning that products should be made in such a way that they can "return to the environment" at the end of their life without releasing any toxins or synthetic chemicals.

We particularly appreciated their in-depth Resource List, with recommended composting tips, websites, books to read, and product design and materials information. They also offer a detailed Guide to Product Descriptions that explains what their descriptions mean and why they're important. We love seeing a company that's so devoted to getting the word and information out there. There's no hand-waving here!

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We offer items that are either certified compostable, identified as biodegradable by the manufacturer, or made of biodegradable materials disclosed by the manufacturer. These items reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and lessen environmental contamination from the disposal of plastics and other non-biodegradable substances. We are committed to providing you with accurate information and offering you an expanding assortment of compostable and biodegradable products to match your environmental standards and to fit your lifestyle.

Compostable Goods considers the environment in all of our practices. We are located in Williston, Vermont, and source our products as close to home as possible. We attempt to minimize packaging, aiming for any necessary packaging to be compostable, recycled and recyclable. We purchase our electricity from renewable sources and obtain much of our hot water through our solar hot water system (yes, even in Vermont!). Our company errands are made in a hybrid vehicle. Carbon emissions resulting from our operations, including receiving goods from suppliers and sending packages to our customers, are offset through our purchase of carbon offsets from NativeEnergy.

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