All single-use items contribute to a production cycle of continuous manufacture, transportation and waste disposal. They require energy, water and chemicals, creating greenhouses gases and industrial waste. This is true of both compostable and ordinary plastic. Plastic that can be reused―of whatever sort―only contributes to this cycle once in its lifetime. We strongly believe in reusing products over buying new ones.
A Life Cycle Assement comparison study of compostable bagasse (sugarcane fibre rather than PLA) burger boxes with reusable containers at the University of California and they found that a reusable polypropylene (plastic) container would need to be used more than 15 times to have a lower green house gas emissions, energy and waste impacts to a compostable one.