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FAQ

01

What are the advantages of your bottle?

Our bottle is 100% plant-based and bio-sourced. It is made from plant residue and does not contain a single drop of petroleum. Therefore, it contains no endocrine disruptors, no bisphenol, no phthalates (like traditional plastic bottles). Our bottle also has the advantage of being migration-free (particles do not leak from the container to the content!) and it is entirely biodegradable without toxicity for the environment.

02

Do we need to remove the cap and label for sorting?

No ! Our entire bottle is biodegradable AND compostable: Bottle + Cap + Label.

03

What do you mean your bottles are compostable?

Yes, our bottles have been certified as compostable! The EN13432 (EU)/ASTM D6400-12 (US) is a  harmonized standard relating to the characteristics that a material must have to be qualified as biodegradable or compostable. The term "compostable" refers to standards related to the non-toxicity of a decomposed material in case it is released into nature. 

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04

How long does it take for the Pure Eden bottle to degrade?

There are 3 options for composting our bottle:

 

1) Industrial composting, 60 - 90 days.

2) Domestic digester: Mixed with household bio-waste, 24 - 72 hours.

3) In your backyard compost bin: Depending on the time of year and the location (Chicago or New-Orleans), compost time is 9 - 40 months.

In comparision, a traditional plastic degrades with toxicity in an average of 600 years. 

05

Should I worry about leakage?

No! Our bottles have the advantage of being migration-free (particles do not leak from the container to the content!) and it is entirely biodegradable without toxicity (safe for our bodies!).

06

Is your bottle certified?

Yes! We have performed ecotoxicity tests with independent laboratories.

 

EN13432 (EU) / ASTM D6400 (US) is a harmonized standard, relating to the characteristics that a material must have to be qualified as biodegradable or compostable.

07

Where can I dispose of the bottle?

Anywhere! Our bottle can be tossed in with your trash, or placed in bio-waste containers, industrial composting sites, and domestic eco-digesters. Also, because our bottles are petroleum and toxin free, they do not disturb recylcling and other sorting.

08

Is your bottle similar to bio-materials made from corn starch?

No. Bio-based plastics, which have been around for 20+ years, are made from corn (the cob) or other materials intended for food.

 

We are committed to the belief that in developing an ecological product, we must take into account the resource. Agricultural land is intended to feed living beings, not to produce biomaterials. Moreover, the growth of corn requires a lot of water and the use of pesticides, and a ton of diesel fuel for the tractors. In short, these solutions are ecologically nonsense.

09

How long do your bottles last in a pantry? Do they have an expiration date?

No expiration date, and no, they won't disintegrate in your pantry over time. It takes extreme/specific conditions for the bottles to begin to decompose. To even begin the decomposition process, 2 conditions must be met: temperature (above 131° F) AND a high level of humidity. But these are conditions that don't exist in our food pantries. You can keep the bottle as long as you like, without any problem.

10

Will your bottles be more expensive?

No. Because we want our solution to be accessible by all, we are committed to keeping our prices as low as possible! For olive oil, as for water, we will offer our products at the same price level as current popular brands.

11

Isn't glass of much better quality and is recyclable?

Glass is certainly a quality container but it is an ecological disaster. Made from silica (drawing from a natural resource), it can contain metallic pollutants depending on the type of glass: Lead, Iron, Zinc, Cobalt, Arsenic, Aluminium, etc. 

 

In addition, to make glass, furnaces must be heated to 2700-2900°F. Glass is heavy, fragile and has a huge carbon footprint during transportation. To compare, the carbon footprint required for manufacturing 1 kg of glass is 345gr. For PET plastic it is 129gr. Our plant-based bottle = 90gr. 

12

Isn't recycling less polluting?

Actually, no. Between the sorting, the treatments to clean the plastic (which use a lot of water!) and the transportation from one site to another, the carbon footprint is catastrophic. Also, it is important to note that it takes about 10 to 20% of 'new' plastic to make a recycled bottle.  And of course, recycling does not remove the toxic chemicals in the recycled plastic.

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