Today, I decided to take some pictures of my thump coffe cups in my worm bins. The cups are 100% compostable and made from sugar cane and lined with material derived from corn. Most of the compostable products made today are meant to be hot composted in a commercial facility, but I like to see what happens when these products are put into a cold composter like a Red Wiggler bin.
I have conducted many, many tests with compostable products. Compostable plates, cups, utensils, and packages have been put to the test. They are all breaking down at various rates with the plates being the quickest. thump coffee (yes, I realize the “t” is not capitalized. That’s their logo. Bravo Carlos) cups are breaking down rather quickly too.
The Red Wigglers are doing fine and are not bothered by the cups. Some days I can find them inside cleaning up the leftover coffee!
We have a worm bin too! How do you know that you can compost cups,plates, and utensils? Our class learned that somethings don’t decompose very well.
So great to read that you have a worm bin too! Yahoo! I only put compostable items in the worm bin. “compostable” is written either on the package or the item. Hope that helps.
Take care and keep on wormin’