The great compostable lid experiment

Vide e are now selling all their take-away coffees with compostable lids.  My understanding of this, is that they are made from some kind of natural starch and if put into your compost pile, will degrade.  As a little experiment I thought I’d put a couple of lids in a pot, cover with soil and leave to compost.  Will check them in a few weeks and report back on the state of the lids.

In any case, I think this is a really positive step forward and if more plastics could be replaced by this product, it would result in a lot less waste being produced.

2 Responses to The great compostable lid experiment

  1. Jay February 28, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    What were the results of this? Any news?

  2. Niall February 28, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    hey jay

    I checked it on the weekend and no composting. have subsequently chatted to a friend who said it needs to be composted under controlled circumstances at a temperature of 70 degrees, so I guess it is a bit misleading …

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