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Composting is hot! FAQ - Part 2

Find our second part of answers to frequently asked questions on composting.Learn more about composting, compostable disposables and packaging, and circular disposal: how to turn waste into useful (local) resources, how you can help your business to reduce its environmental impact and take an active part in the circular economy!

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Disposable plastic ban is coming - how to become fully 'SUP-proof'?

Two years ago we commented in a blog article on the upcoming European ban on single-use plastics. As of July 3, 2021, new measures by the European Commission (EC) will enter into force that prohibit the use of single-use plastic to reduce the plastic soup. This prohibition is summarized under the "Single Use Plastic Directive" (SUP), an EU directive that bans the most polluting single-use plastic products. For a large part of these articles, Bio Futura has been offering only sustainable alternatives for more than a decade already.

Additionally, further measures are currently being developed by the national government to contribute to an improved recycling infrastructure and consumer awareness by providing information about reusable alternatives. With our specialist knowledge and tailor-made advice, we help our customers to facilitate the transition to products and (compostable) packaging made from renewable raw materials. We will ensure that you meet all measures and requirements on time. Simultaneously, we are still relentless in our focus on delivering sustainable quality at every stage of our value chain.

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Bio Futura 2.0 fully operational again

First and foremost, we wish you all the best for 2021, a year in which we deliver the final blow to the pandemic and slowly resume our old life. We sincerely hope that your business thrives or finds its way forward again. After a week of stock and system updates, we are as always at your service with a complete range of compostable packaging materials made from renewable materials.

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Opening hours during the holiday season 2020

During the coming festive season transport delays could occur. To make sure that you receive your order in time please allow a bit of extra time by placing your orders in advance.

This year again, our customer service will be limited over the winter holidays to allow everyone to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. All orders placed online during this period will be processed normally and will be shipped as usual, only delivery times can be longer.

On December 24th our warehouse will be operating with limited capacity. Orders will be processed and shipped the same day only if they are placed before 10 a.m.. Orders placed after 10 a.m. will be processed on December 28th. 

On December 30th and 31st, our webshop will be closed for maintenance, no orders can be placed or processed. From January 1st, our webshop will reopen, BUT orders will only be processed from January 11th due to our annual inventory and an update of our ordering system.

Opening hours

December 24th Orders placed before 10 a.m. will be processed and shipped the same day. Orders placed after 10 a.m. will be processed on December 28th. 
December 25th Closed. Christmas day.
December 28th & 29th Customer service may be limited. Orders placed online will be processed as usual.
December 30th & 31st
Our online store and customer service are closed. 
January 1st till 10th Annual inventory and updating of the ordering system. Our online store is open, all orders placed online will be processed from January 11th. Limited customer service.
January 11th Warehouse and customer service are operating on their regular schedule: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The processing of orders placed between January 1st and January 10th will begin, order processing delays, of 1-2 working days, are possible.

Closed: Bio Futura in transition!

On December 30th and 31st, our webshop will be closed for maintenance, no orders can be placed or processed.

On January 1st, our webshop will reopen, but orders will only be processed from January 11th due to our annual inventory and an update of our ordering system, wherein our entire range will be switched to full-carton quantities. From January 1st we will no longer be offering the products per unit.

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Bio Futura launches a tableware line of biobased ‘Durables’!

For over ten years, Bio Futura has been offering a wide range of sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic disposable tableware. Next to that, we are working on circular solutions for our sustainable disposables. In line with our vision and mission, we only offer compostable disposables and packaging made from renewable resources without compromising on quality. Together with our partners and customers we are actively driving the transition towards a low-carbon circular economy by preventing plastic waste. As Bio Futura is thoughtfully taking actions in this direction and because of strong customer demand, we have recently introduced an additional product line of biobased reusable durables. The marketplace has finally proven to be ready for sustainable durables. This new product category contributes to phase out single use - oil based - plastics and fits perfectly with our existing philosophy and know-how.

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Composting at home is easily doable

Let's talk about compostability and what you can do at home, yourself, everyday, no excuses: Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. No bio-waste should end up in normal waste, where the valuable nutrients are destroyed in the incinerator or landfills, contributing to methane gas production, a potent greenhouse gas.

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