This is too bad. I was hoping compostable utensils would live up to their name. :(
Compostable Utensils Diverted to Landfill After Slow Breakdown
CBS San Francisco reports here that so called compostable utensils are often filtered out from other compost materials and are instead being diverted to landfill. Furthermore, it is noted that commercial composters would rather not have to deal with them in the first place.
In addition to leaving the environmental benefits of compostable utensils diminished, arguably their availability may actually cause additional waste, since consumers may choose them more often, believing they have no adverse environmental impact.
Unfortunately then, despite consumer attempts to make better choices, their efforts in this case seem to be providing no actual benefit at all – so what’s going on?
Here's the rest of the article: Compostable Utensils Diverted to Landfill After Slow Breakdown