Last updated on February 21st, 2023 at 05:40 pm
Steamboat Springs, Colorado-based BAR-U-EAT has released its new Biodegradable Products Institute “BPI” Certified Compostable Packaging for its individual bars.
With this release, it has become the first bar company in the world to offer packaging that carries the certification for the entire package – a move that ensures that its packaging will break down in commercial compost systems and not contaminate the environment. It also steps beyond the industry standard of single-use plastics.
The new packaging is composed of plant-based materials from FSC Certified sustainably managed forests. It also complies with the specifications established in the American Society for Testing and Materials D6400 to be aerobically composted and is biodegradable.
Every year, more than 2 billion pre-packaged snack, protein and energy bars are consumed – almost all of which come in single-use plastics or multi-layered wrappers. This creates millions of pounds of waste from a non-renewable, non-biodegradable resource.
BAR-U-EAT’s new packaging is made from renewable, sustainably sourced materials, which will break down and become nutrient rich soil. BAR-U-EAT is compliant with California’s SB 54 legislation, which requires all packaging in the state to be third-party verified recyclable or compostable by 2032.
BAR-U-EAT’s mission is to change the way people think about food. The company believes that packaged food should be simple and free of oils and preservatives and be packaged in a way that is less wasteful and regenerative to the planet.
For more information from BAR-U-EAT, visit barueat.com.
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