Adapting products for a sustainable future.
CayEco is the eco friendly pillar of the group with a focus on supplying it's own brand of compostable, biodegradable products for single use and reusable products.
CayEco is the Cayman Islands first locally owned food packaging company with 99% of it's owners local Caymanians. We envision the ownership of the company to remain in the hands of locals as we prepare it to be a icon for the country and to make it's mark within the Caribbean and global network.
THE CERTIFICATION OF OUR PRODUCTS
Transparency is important to us and we want to assure our customers that our products are genuine in its nature of being biodegradable and compostable.
Our products will be tested using the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards to ensure they break down in commercial composting facilities and home composting.
BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS INSTITUTE (BPI)
BPI reviews and certifies compostable products that meet ASTM standards for composability.
FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC)
FSC certification is a market-based tool that supports responsible forest management worldwide. The FSC label ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources.
USDA BIOPREFERRED PRODUCTS
The USDA Biobased Product label indicates that a product has been independently certified to meet USDA BioPreferred program standards for biobased content.
TUV Austria is a organization that reviews and certifies compostable products. Our products will achieve TUV certifications for OK compost Home for PLA cups, bags and OK industrial Compost for our containers.
PENDING B CORP
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
DID YOU KNOW!
Approximately over 380 million tons of plastic is produced each year and up to 50% of that is single-use plastic that isn't degradable?
Also 10 million tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean each year.
Our products will embossed it's own icon to identify us. The label will be trademarked and registered on the global register.
Our products are in the final stages of being produced. We conducted various quality test to ensure our products are up to the highest grade standard and that also includes the materials that goes into our products.
Key materials to make up our product are plant fiber. Unbleached bamboo, sugarcane and wheat straw. We will use reclaimed sugarcane fiber in our takeaway containers.
TIME TO COMPOST
We expect our products to compost between 1-6 months through a commercial composting facility.
Home composting time frame will be determined once the competent third-party test our products.
In adapting our products we want them to home compost that way the products will replenish the soils to help plants grow.
CARBON OFFSET & ENERGY EFFICIENCY
We are strategically taking early steps towards zero carbon and looking at ways to reducing the amount of energy used to produce our products all they way to delivery.
We will asses our carbon emission from the production of our products, manufacturing, logistics, operations all the way to our customers doorsteps.
To ensure transparency is reflected we will publicly make this available.
Everyone can do their part in reducing their carbon footprint with simply reducing emissions from energy consumption by investing in renewable energy like solar and plating trees. We could also be very vigilant by alerting property owners of developments to include trees or replant them.
HOW CAN YOU DO YOUR PART?
SWITCH TO REUSABLE PRODUCTS
Reducing your use of single-use plastic is the first step towards fully switching plastic free. Single-use plastic has been apart of our lives and we understand it will take longer for some to make that change. This is why we are incorporating a mentioned called "Replace". Rather than using a plastic fork or Styrofoam container that's not biodegradable or compostable use one of our products that is environmentally friendly.
YOU CAN DO THIS!
Some products will not appear to be as they say they are, this is known as "Greenwashing".
Greenwashing is a misleading marketing strategy used by companies to give off the impression it's products are environmentally friendly.
We encourage everyone to please do your research on the products before buying them, look out for labels "eco & green". Most companies will post it's certification to ensure the products are actually ecofriendly.
CayEco products will be certified by the competent organizations and we will make those records public.
Your Help is Truly Appreciated
Incorporate recycling into your everyday life.
You can do this by yourself, joining a local cleanup event or grab a bunch of friends and go on a recycling mission.
There are a number of recycling organizations on the island like: Plastic Free Cayman and Protect our Future who hold cleanups from time to time and also have very useful information on their websites.
Our logo has a unique identity that makes it cherishable to us. We didn't want random colors that look and appear good, so after brainstorming we looked at key national symbols. We considered the national bird, the parrot. Magnifying the colours of it's inner and outer wing we incorporated the transitioning colour scheme onto our logo, green, yellow and blue.