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 Our Commitment To Sustainability

Our Commitment To Sustainability

Sustainability From The Start

Even though menstrual items themselves may not be compostable, a main pillar of our identity has always been sustainability. We are proud to offer a premium plant-based biofilm for our disposal bags that meets ASTM D6400 standards of industrial compostability.

ASTM D6400 Standards of Industrial Compostability: 

Disintegration: 

  • Less than 10% of test material remains on 2mm sieve

  • Controlled compost conditions at thermophilic conditions (135°F / 58°C) as defined in ASTM D5338 & ISO 16929 test methods. 

  • Time: 12 weeks or less (84 days)
     

Mineralization / Inherent Biodegradation: 

  • 90% Conversion to carbon dioxide, water & biomass via microbial assimilation

  • ASTM D5338 – defines test method used 

  • Time: 180 days or less (the same rate as natural materials – leaves, paper, grass, and food scraps)
     

Safety: 

  • No impacts on plant growth, using OECD Guide 208. 

  • Regulated (heavy) metals less than 50% of EPA prescribed threshold

Our plant-based biofilm is plastiside-free, and is made with discarded/waste potatoes not grown specifically for biofilm to ensure there is no impact on food supply. Potatoes have an average growth cycle of 105 days, which is much faster than the average growth cycle of trees.

Sustainable Packaging

We make sure our packaging is as sustainable as our product. All of our packaging is made with 100% post-consumer paper, printed with soy-based ink and water-based aqueous coatings. The facility that makes our packaging runs on 100% wind-generated renewable energy and is FSC certified. 

Using MaskIT Helps Save Trees

To  further our commitment to sustainability, we are partnered with OneTreePlanted, a non-profit dedicated to global reforestation. When you purchase MaskIT on our website we pledge to plant a tree. 

Sustainability has always been a guiding principle for us and with the help of OneTreePlanted, and your support, we can take our sustainability efforts even further. When you choose to purchase our products you're doing so much more than purchasing the best disposal bags on the planet.

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