Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a product Compostable?

  • A product must satisfy US ASTM Standards D6400 or ASTM D6868(Packaging).
  • Under composting conditions a material is considered compostable if it meets the following four requirements:
    • 90% Disintegration (passes through a 2mm sieve) within 12 weeks
    • 90% Biodegration within 180 days
    • Does not reduce the value or utility of the finished compost (supports plant life)
    • Does not contain high amounts of regulated metals (heavy metals, etc…)

What is Bagasse?

  • Baggase is a material derived from Sugarcane that is used in the production of Pulp. Rather than simply burning the leftover sugarcane after the sugar is extracted, it is given a second life in our mozaik tableware

What is CPLA?

  • CPLA (Crystalized Poly-Lactic Acid) is a Bio Plastic derived from Corn that is compostable in industrial facilities.
    Fun Fact: For every 12 ears of corn, 1 kernel of corn is used to make bioplastics, making this a responsible way of sourcing this material

What temperature can our CPLA products withstand?

  • mozaik CPLA cutlery can withstand temperatures up to 250°

Are mozaik pulp products leak resistant?

  • Yes, mozaik pulp products are leak resistant, which helps them hold up against wet and saucy foods

Are mozaik pulp products microwave and oven safe?

  • Yes, mozaik pulp products are both oven and microwavable safe (up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit)

What certifications do mozaik compostable products have?

  • Pulp Products:
    • TUV Austria Home Compostable
    • TUV Austria Industrial Compostable
    • ASTM compliant
  • CPLA Products
    • TUV Industrial Compostable
    • BPI Industrial Compostable

Why aren’t mozaik CPLA products home compostable?

  • CPLA products can only be composted in Industrial facilities due to the high heats that are needed in order for the material to compost in accordance with ASTM Guidelines.

Are compostable products better than biodegradable products?

  • Yes, compostable products are better than biodegradable products. All matter will biodegrade over time, but that could take centuries and is unlikely to support plant life. Compostable products by definition will support plant life when they break down, and will do some much faster (180 days) than something that is biodegradable would.

What are mozaik premium party, plastic products made from?

  • Our products are made from a variety of plastics including: PET, PP and PS

Are your plastic products BPA free?

  • Yes, all of our products are made from BPA free plastic

Are your products Kosher Parve certified?

  • Yes, our products are Kosher Parve certified

Can these products be recycled?

  • Yes, all of these products are able to be recycled. Please check with your local municipality for their recycling programs

Can I wash and reuse your products?

  • Yes, all of our products can be hand washed to reuse for your next party!

Are these products durable?

  • Yes! All mozaik products are designed for premium strength and are perfect for indoor and outdoor use

Are these products dishwasher safe?

  • Our mozaik PS plates can be washed in the dishwasher, but we recommend handwashing to reuse

Are these products microwave safe?

  • No, mozaik plastic products cannot be used in the microwave

Frequently Asked Questions

About Compostable

What makes a product Compostable?

  • A product must satisfy US ASTM Standards D6400 or ASTM D6868(Packaging).
  • Under composting conditions a material is considered compostable if it meets the following four requirements:
    • 90% Disintegration (passes through a 2mm sieve) within 12 weeks
    • 90% Biodegration within 180 days
    • Does not reduce the value or utility of the finished compost (supports plant life)
    • Does not contain high amounts of regulated metals (heavy metals, etc…)

What is Bagasse?

  • Baggase is a material derived from Sugarcane that is used in the production of Pulp. Rather than simply burning the leftover sugarcane after the sugar is extracted, it is given a second life in our mozaik tableware

What is PLA?

  • PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid) is a Bio Plastic derived from Corn that is compostable in industrial facilities.
  • Fun Fact: For every 12 ears of corn, 1 kernel of corn is used to make bioplastics, making this a responsible way of sourcing this material.

• What temperature can our CPLA products withstand?

  • mozaik CPLA cutlery can withstand temperatures up to 250°

Are mozaik pulp products leak resistant?

  • Yes, mozaik pulp products are leak resistant, which helps them hold up against wet and saucy foods

Are mozaik Pulp products microwave and oven safe?

  • Yes, mozaik pulp products are both oven and microwavable safe (up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit)

What certifications do mozaik Compostable Products Have?

  • Pulp Products:
    • TUV Austria Home Compostable
    • TUV Austria Industrial Compostable
    • ASTM compliant
  • CPLA Products
    • TUV Industrial Compostable
    • BPI Industrial Compostable

Why aren’t mozaik CPLA products Home Compostable?

  • CPLA products can only be composted in Industrial facilities due to the high heats that are needed in order for the material to compost in accordance with ASTM Guidelines.

Are compostable products better than biodegradable products?

  • Yes, compostable products are better than biodegradable products. All matter will biodegrade over time, but that could take centuries and is unlikely to support plant life. Compostable products by definition will support plant life when they break down, and will do some much faster (180 days) than something that is biodegradable would.

About Reusable

What are mozaik premium party, plastic products made from?

  • Our products are made from a variety of plastics including: PET, PP and PS

Are your plastic products BPA Free?

  • Yes, all of our products are made from BPA free plastic

Are your products Kosher Certified?

  • Yes, our products are Kosher Parve certified

Can these products be recycled?

  • Yes, all of these products are able to be recycled. Please check with your local municipality for their recycling programs

Can I wash and reuse your products?

  • Yes, all of our products can be hand washed to reuse for your next party!

Are these products durable?

  • Yes! All mozaik products are designed for premium strength and are perfect for indoor and outdoor use

Are these products dishwasher safe?

  • Our mozaik PS plates can be washed in the dishwasher, but we recommend handwashing to reuse

Are these products microwave safe?

  • No, mozaik plastic products cannot be used in the microwave