Want to use catering disposables that look great but are also environmentally responsible?
Down2Earth Materials are an independent national company that proudly supplies a large range of completely compostable products & packaging to the Irish food and catering industries.
All of our certified compostable products can be disposed of along with food waste, and will quickly break down into soil, typically 9–12 weeks under the correct temperatures. This soil helps to grow the new plants that our products are made from. This gives a win-win situation: less pressure on landfill, and the process of composting captures the nutrients and embodied energy. Unlike plastic packaging, our products are not a waste, but a resource!
The impact of our daily lives is not always visible. An oil-based plastic fork has been 180,000,000 years in the making, and will spend hundreds more in a landfill site. By contrast, the raw materials for our cutlery are grown in a season and decompose in 180 days.
Will sustainable packaging soon become the rule rather than the exception? We certainly think so!
We are a small team with big plans. Our goal is to become the trusted source for sustainable packaging in Ireland. Since it’s establishment in 2009, the Down2Earth team has been fully committed to providing Irish food and catering businesses with a fully compostable product range compliant with EN13432 (European Standard), ASTM D6400 (American Standard), and a desire to make environmentally sustainable packaging practical and economic.
Our Sustainable Partnership
Our partners in sustainable packaging, Vegware, have allowed us to develop and produce a unique offering of products exclusive to Down2Earth. We will continue to develop this relationship and bring many new products to the market in the future. Our continued investment in this area has allowed us to compete with non-compostable products made from conventional plastics.
The Extra Mile
As well as our commitment to continually growing our fully compostable product range, we also strive to assist our customers in any way we can. Be it designing marketing material for their food venture or sourcing a product particular to a certain requirement, the Down2Earth team is happy to assist our customers in any way we can.
We are members of Cre
Down2Earth are members of CRE – The Composting Association of Ireland. We see this as a key step in improving consumer experience and acceptance of organics recycling.
But enough about us!
We’d love to hear about you and your business, and show you the many benefits of choosing Down2Earth’s fully compostable product range.