What Are Lomi Approved Products?

Lomi works to make composting waste a more compact, mess-free, and speedy process. With the press of a button, Lomi turns waste into a dirt-like product that is super rich in nutrients. When using Lomi composter, it’s essential to understand which products can and cannot be composted.

To make it easy for users to make that distinction, Pela has a certification called “Lomi Approved”. In the following section, you can check out some products that are Lomi Approved and safe to use with Lomi. We’ll also take a deeper dive into what the certification is all about.


Lomi Approved product list

Lomi Approved products are non-food compostable products that can be efficiently broken down by Lomi and transformed into compost. Listed in the table below are some of the products that are Lomi Approved.


Product 

Where to Buy

Test Results

Repurpose Compostable Tall Kitchen Bag (13 gal)

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Repurpose Compostable Small Bin Bag (3 gal)

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Repurpose Compostable Spoons

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Eco Products Hinged Sugarcane Clamshell (8x8x3)

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Eco Products World Art Soup Container (12oz)

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Eco Products Jumbo Paper Straw Black (7.75in)

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Eco Products Giant Paper Straw White (9.5in)

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EQUO Sugarcane Straws

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Good Natured Compostable Heavy Duty Fork (6.5in)

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Good Natured Compostable Heavy Duty Spoon (6.5in)

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Repurpose Here For The Fun Not Forever Knife

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The Better Packaging Co Black ComPOST Pack

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The Better Packaging Co ComPOST Pack Stone in the Bluff

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Green Olive Small Clamshell

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Green Olive Sugarcane Plate

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World Centric NoTree Paper No.1 Take-Out Container (5.2 x 4.2 x 2.5 in)

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World Centric White Paper Bowl (32 oz)

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World Centric NoTree Wide Paper Bowl Lid (24-32 oz)

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World Centric PLA Tasting Spoon (3 in)

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World Centric NoTree Wide Paper Bowl (24 oz)

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Footprint Meat Tray

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Footprint Ecosentials Clamshell

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Footprint Powerbowl

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BioBag Small 3 Gallon Food Scrap Bag

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BioBag Resealable Sandwich Bags

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BioBag Resealable Food Storage Bags

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BioBag Resealable Snack Bags

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BioBag Resealable Gallon Bags

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Full Circle Home Tall Kitchen Bag (13 gal)

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Treetop Biopak Stretch Cling Wrap

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Treetop Biopak Produce Net

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Treetop Biopak Garment Bag White

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Treetop Biopak Mailing Bag

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Treetop Biopak Tape

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Equo Sugarcane Spoon

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Elevate Transparent Flat Pouch

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Elevate Compostable Cellophane Bag

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Elevate Compostable Round Stickers

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Elevate Compostable Mailer

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Elevate Block Bottom Coffee Bag With Vent (12 oz)

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Elevate Sunflower Sugarcane Sticker

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BiologiQ Cutlery (Spoon and Knife)

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BiologiQ 50/50 NPQ/PLA Bones

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Invisible Bag Black Mailer Bag (Sizes S & M)

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Invisible Bag Transparent Garment Bag

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Invisible Bag Shopping Bag White

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GudPod Mitaly Light Roast K-Cup Pod

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GudPod Mitaly Espresso Ardente K-Cup Capsule

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BB17/Simply Clean 6-Inch Plate

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BB17/Simply Clean 10-Inch 3 Compartment Plate

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BB17/Simply Clean 6-Inch Bowl

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BB17/Simply Clean 3-Gallon Compostable Trash Bag

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BB17/Simply Clean Butcher Paper

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BB17/Simply Clean Compostable Sandwich Bags

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BB17/Simply Clean Compostable Quart Bags

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BB17/Simply Clean Compostable Snack Bags

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BB17/Simply Clean Compostable Gallon Bags

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BB17/Simply Clean Paper Drinking Straws

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Pura Vida Bioplastics Straw

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Pura Vida Bioplastics Stir Stick

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Cruz Foam Compostable Foam

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Tipa Resealable Bag

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Herbaland Packaging

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Sunrays Fruits Grape Pouch Bag

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Sunrays Fruits Produce Netting

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What is Lomi Approved?

Lomi Approved is a certification for non-food compostable items that can be broken down by Lomi, biodegrade faster, and turn into compost over time. In order for products and packaging to be labeled as Lomi approved, they must:

  • Physically disintegrate to a minimum threshold size after a Lomi cycle
  • Disintegrate and biodegrade in a composting facility 
  • Not release or become toxic chemicals that hinder plant growth or are harmful to the environment

There are several products and packaging brands that are Lomi Approved including Footprint, Eco Products, Equo, and more. When you are using Lomi Approved materials, it’s important to run a Lomi Approved cycle with a maximum of 10% Lomi Approved bioplastics to organic waste, and add a LomiPod with 50ml of water.

If you add materials that are not Lomi Approved, there is no guarantee that they will turn into dirt in Lomi. 


How we test the products

We test products first-hand using Lomi to ensure that they can be used safely and efficiently. Here is how we test to see if a product passes the Lomi Approved or not:


1. Experimental set up 

Using Lomi, we experiment with various products including food and bioplastics to ensure they are compatible with Lomi, can be broken down and can turn into compost over time. Let’s review what that looks like:

Step 1: Food waste and LomiPods

First, food waste from Recipe 8 (see table below) is roughly chopped and added into the Lomi bucket. Then, 1 LomiPod is added and 50mL of water is poured on top of the waste.


Food

Weight (g)

Dry coffee grounds

77

Carrot

91

Iceberg lettuce

189

Cucumber

157

Pineapple rind

179

Water

50

LomiPod (1)

N/A


The start weight of Recipe 8 is the combined weight of the items mentioned above and is equal to 743 g.

Step 2: Bioplastic loading

First, a sample is cut into pieces that are smaller than 10cm x 10cm. Next, the sample pieces are weighed to make sure they weigh less than 10% of the total starting weight. To calculate this, we use the following formula: sample weight/(recipe 8 weight + sample weight) *100. Finally, the sample is placed on top of the food waste and a photo is taken to be used as a before photo.

The sample pieces are tucked into the sides of the bucket to prevent it from floating on top while the heavier, denser food waste gets broken down underneath it. 

Step 3: Start Lomi

First, the Lomi Approved mode is selected on Lomi. This is done by holding the button down for a few seconds until the Lomi beeps. The green light will illuminate the Lomi Approved icon. The button is pressed once for the cycle to start.


2. Lomi Approved assessment: 

In order to be certified as Lomi Approved, the sample must pass our criteria. Our criteria diligently tests the compatibility of each product and ensures that only certified compostable non-food materials are used with Lomi.

To physically pass the Lomi Approved Testing, we must answer “yes” to the following two questions:

  1. Did the sample break into smaller pieces?
  2. Is the biggest piece after the cycle ≤ 2.0cm2?

Interested in getting your products Lomi Approved?

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