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Compostable Source Compostable Source, offers fully compostable straws, cutlery, cups, lids and bags that are heat-resistant and ideal for hot and cold drinks, food and meals. Our products are made of a sturdy, eco-friendly alternative to plastic that is fully compostable, as well as heat resistant.

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We are the first domestic US manufacturer of high heat compostable straws.

Our compostable straws are all manufactured in the United States

Compostable Straws can withstand temperatures up to 185°F/(85°C)

Made from biodegradable plant-based polymers (plastic alternative)

Products are certified compostable in industrial facilities.

Compostable Source also offers fully compostable products that are perfect for use in cafes, restaurants, food trucks, break rooms, convenience stores.

  • Cutlery
  • Cups & Lids
  • Bags

Products are manufactured by our partner overseas and imported by Compostable Source.(Lead times can be longer for these items.)


Interested in adding Compostable Source to your line of products?

We are happy to get you set up.

Our products are sold to customers through retailers, suppliers, and distributors. Please fill out the New Customer Form to become a retailer or distributor.

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Compostable Source is the first Domestic US manufacturer to licesnse these proprietary PLA technologies. with 30 International patents in Compounding, Processing, and Products.

Key Technologies

  • Modified Compounding of Compostable Polymer Alloy
  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion Coating for Paper Products
  • Physical/Chemical Foaming
  • Compostable Blown Film
  • Thermoforming
  • Extrusion Sheeting
  • Extrusion Straws

3 Steps to Test Compostablility

1. Bio-degradation

Chemical Break Down

All the material is consumed by microorganisms to be converted to CO2 with more than 90% volume in 180 days

2. Disintegration

Physical Break Down

Product has to physically breakdown in 12 weeks

3. Compost Quality

Material Characeristics

  • Metal
  • Ash
  • CO2

Compost Analyses

  • Celery Test
  • Earthworm Toxicity Test