What Can UrthPact Do for You?

Are you looking to make sustainable changes in your business but aren’t sure where to start? Is your city implementing plastic bans that you need to comply with? Are you customers demanding that you make better choices for the planet? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then UrthPact is here to help. Our goal is to help you help the planet, while still providing high quality products to your customers and their end users, while also complying with local plastics ordinances. Our compostable product lines help to provide the experiences your customers expect from their single-use problems without causing any harm to the planet.

Plastic is bad. We all know it, we’ve all heard it, and we’ve all had the 3 R’s jammed into our head for years now: reduce, reuse, recycle. But we think a 4th R is much more important: rethink. Are single-use products really the problem? Or is the problem that we chose to make them out of a material that was originally designed to last hundreds of years? New technology has allowed us to produce the products we know and love from materials that are much more environmentally friendly. At UrthPact, one of our main goals is to help educate the world on compostable bioplastics, and the potential that these materials have for the future of the single-use products industry. When you partner with us to provide compostables to your customers, you don’t just get a manufacturing partner; you also get an educational partner. We’ll provide you with a wealth of knowledge and resources to help explain and communicate to your customers the positive choices you’re making for the planet, and how that directly reflects back to them. Studies show that consumers are actively changing their buying preferences and habits based on the sustainability of a business, and therefore communicating your sustainable choices is a key piece of your success.

On top of providing a wide range of resources for you to utilize with your customers, we also help businesses to build a more sustainable brand image. We’ve been in this field a long time, and our team has lots of experience in creating a seamless brand experience on our products. Because we are 100% customizable, you can communicate your brand’s message through custom packaging, implementation of brand colors, and everything in between. And we’ll be there to advise you the entire way. We believe in a win, win, win, win situation: when your customers win, you win, we win, AND the planet wins. We truly believe in the benefits and quality of products, and we want our partners to be able to take them and make them their own. That’s what sets us apart from the competition and allows us to reach a wider customer base. You’ve already built your brand, now let us help you make it more sustainable. 

UrthPact also helps our partners to achieve a variety of sustainability goals. Like we said before: consumers are actively choosing more sustainable businesses to shop from, or to eat at. They’re also willing to spend more money if they know the product or service they are getting in return is sustainable or planet-friendly. Having sustainability goals in place and actively working to achieve them is a great way to make your businesses more planet-friendly in the eyes of consumers. Implementing compostable products reduces waste, lowers overall carbon footprint, and gives back to the environment when they’re disposed of. And, they’ll satisfy your customers’ needs as well. They won’t turn to mush in a smoothie, cause your coffee to be weaker, or snap in half when you try to cut a burger in half. They’ll provide all of the functionality that your customers expect but still push you closer to your sustainability goals than anything made of plastic would.

At UrthPact, we want to see our partners succeed. When our partners win, we win, and the planet wins. We are behind you 100% of the way, whether it’s assisting with sustainability messaging and marketing, providing educational resources, or reaching sustainability goals. Our long-term goal is to keep 25 billion pieces of plastic from reaching oceans and landfills. And we can’t reach that goal without all of our incredible partners, current and future. So to answer the simple question: what can UrthPact do for you? We can help you save the world from plastic.

The Single-Use Straw Problem Is Solved with UrthPact

Let’s be honest: do any of us really enjoy drinking from a paper straw? Do we like struggling to stay clean while driving with a sippy lid? While we have done a great job perpetuating the idea that we should stop using unnecessary plastics like straws, we haven’t considered human nature in that process: we like convenience. Even the most plastic-phobic people don’t want to have an open cup of Diet Coke in their car while they’re driving. And there is a large portion of society that requires a straw in order to enjoy a beverage. UrthPact is here to bring you the solution to your problems and worries: a single-use straw made from home compostable and marine-degradable materials that feels and functions like plastic but will completely biodegrade, anywhere on Earth, in under a year.

Over the past year, UrthPact has been engineering the processes to use an earth-friendly, biodegradable, and compostable resin for our new straw line. Our goal was to create a straw that provides function without guilt; that could stand up to drinks but break down in compost, or the oceans (should they accidentally get there). And that’s exactly what we did. UrthPact straws are made from a marine-degradable material that will biodegrade in the ocean in just 6 months, and in home compost in under a year. They’ll even break down in landfills, as well as in commercial compost settings as well. No matter where on the planet these straws find themselves at the end of their lives, they will vanish back to the Earth in under a year.

Not only did we take Mother Nature into account with this product, but we focused on our customers too. Our straws are 100% Made in the USA, fully supporting the American workforce through every stage of the manufacturing process. All of UrthPact’s facilities are SQF (Safe Quality Food) certified, and we guarantee the highest quality of our products. The straws are price competitive with other plastic alternatives and are the perfect solution for larger-scale operations where reusable straws are not a feasible option.

A world where consumption leaves no footprint. 25 billion plastic pieces kept from oceans and landfills. These are the goals that drive us every single day. Drive us to continue creating innovative solutions to the plastic pollution problem. To educate consumers on the options that are available to them. Our straws are only the beginning of the solution. The possibilities of home compostable bioplastics can truly revolutionize the single-use products industry. 

Learn more about the home compostable revolution HERE.

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UrthPact Products Protect Every Part of Our Planet – Oceans Included

Wow, hard to believe it’s already June. Where has 2021 gone? This past week we celebrated World Oceans Day, a day dedicated to appreciating the beauty of our oceans, as well as encouraging everyone to do their part in ocean conservation and protection. At UrthPact, we have a goal: to prevent 25 billion pieces of plastic from reaching oceans and landfills by 2028. How exactly are we planning on doing that? By providing customers with a compostable alternative. All of our product lines are certified compostable (industrial or home compostable, or both in some cases), meaning they are guaranteed to break down when disposed of properly, and contribute back to the Earth they came from.

Not only are many of our products certified compostable, but our drinking straws are also made from a material that is certified marine biodegradable and has been successfully tested as landfill biodegradable. Essentially, no matter where on Earth they end up, these straws are guaranteed to break down to harmless elements and compounds. In contrast, petroleum-based products, and even industrially compostable products take hundreds of years to break down, leaving wildlife vulnerable. Our straws pose a much smaller problem for marine life and won’t break down to harmful microplastics.

In 2020, straws were the 5th most collected beach trash item, behind food wrappers, cigarette butts, plastic bottles and plastic bottle caps. While straws may seem like a small drop in the bucket in terms of plastic pollution, it’s somewhere to start. Our goal is to start a revolution: to encourage businesses and consumers to find creative ways to enjoy the convenience they expect while still being sustainable and lessening the volume of plastic waste produced yearly. And it’s not just about landfill waste. It’s about litter in our terrestrial environments, dumping into our oceans, and every ecosystem in between. It’s our responsibility to clean up after ourselves, and to make better choices for our planet, as both consumers and business owners. Implementing UrthPact’s compostable foodservice ware and encouraging composting in your local community or business is a great place to start. Composting allows for the convenience and functionality of disposables, but with none of the environmental guilt.

Besides home compostable drinking straws, UrthPact also manufactures industrial compostable wrapped cutlery, both individually wrapped articles and dining kits. We also work with our coffee roaster/retailer partners to produce industrially compostable coffee pods. Along with coffee pods, we manufacture a branded industrially compostable one-way degassing valve called evalv. Finally, we are working with a variety of partners to supply a line of industrially compostable water and juice bottles. What, you didn’t think we’d get to 25 billion pieces with just straws, did you?