All of our Gnaw 100g chocolate bars are beautifully wrapped in fun packaging which is fully home compostable and printed using soya free inks featuring our very own squirrel in different guises! The stock used for the wrapper is FSC accredited too. The foil…or what looks like foil is derived from wood pulp and created by Natureflex which means the wrapper can be placed in your compost bin and will decompose over 10 weeks. A great chocolate zero waste bar in our journey towards fully sustainable plastic free chocolate.
This means that these bar wrappers are able to fully decompose in your compost bin. Or you may have a compost pile started outside. All you simply have to do is pop your Gnaw wrapper underneath some of your compost and keep turning this over, as you would normally for a compost pile, over a 10 week period and it will have fully decomposed.
If you are looking top start your compost heap. Here are some easy steps with thanks to Eartheasy:
- Start your compost pile on bare earth. This allows worms and other beneficial organisms to aerate the compost and be transported to your garden beds.
- Lay twigs or straw first, a few inches deep. This aids drainage and helps aerate the pile.
- Add compost materials in layers, alternating moist and dry. Moist ingredients are food scraps, tea bags, seaweed, etc. Dry materials are straw, leaves, sawdust pellets and wood ashes. If you have wood ashes, sprinkle in thin layers, or they will clump together and be slow to break down.
- Add manure, green manure (clover, buckwheat, wheatgrass, grass clippings) or any nitrogen source. This activates the compost pile and speeds the process along.
- Keep compost moist. Water occasionally, or let rain do the job.
- Cover with anything you have – wood, plastic sheeting, carpet scraps. Covering helps retain moisture and heat, two essentials for compost. Covering also prevents the compost from being over-watered by rain. The compost should be moist, but not soaked and sodden.
- Turn. Every few weeks give the pile a quick turn with a pitchfork or shovel. This aerates the pile. Oxygen is required for the process to work, and turning “adds” oxygen. You can skip this step if you have a ready supply of coarse material like straw