Obeo Food Waste Box
Is Obeo Compostable?
The Obeo Food Waste Box is certified compostable and biodegradable according to European Standard EN13432. We are certified by Din Certco (See compostable cert details here) with registration number 7P0540 / 9G0068. This means that the Obeo Food Waste Box will break down in an industrial composting facility without having any negative effects on our environment. You’ll know we are certified because our packaging carries the seedling logo. The cardboard is FSC-certified and the bag is made from recycled fibres. It’s water-resistant, but not designed to hold lots of liquid.
How Do I Set Up Obeo?
It’s easy! To pop Obeo open, just follow the guidelines on the bottom of the box. Make sure Obeo will sit flat on your countertop by pushing up the base and creasing it along the fold line. We think it’s a good idea to keep Obeo on your kitchen countertop where it’s handy for you, but out of the way of kids and pets. Simply fill Obeo with food waste over a few days. Make sure to keep the lid closed when not in use as this helps to lock away any nasty smells. We’ve also put a useful ‘max fill level’ on the box. Fill Obeo up to this point to get the most from each box while still being able to close the lid.
How Long Does One Obeo Last?
Each box should last between two to three days. A five-pack of Obeo can last up to two weeks, meaning it costs less than €0.35 a day to use Obeo. Of course, this depends on how big your family is and how often you cook. You can buy Obeo online through bulk buy or a subscription.
Is The Paper Strong Enough For Food Waste?
Obeo is indeed strong enough for wet food waste. It’s tough and water-resistant, but it’s not designed to hold lots of liquid. For very wet waste, please put a paper towel in the bottom of the box first.
Does Obeo Help To Prevent Fruit Flies?
Yes, Obeo helps to deter those pesky fruit flies. The advantage of Obeo over other food waste bins is that the whole unit goes straight into the outdoor organic bin. This means there are no residues left in the kitchen where fruit flies could leave their larvae.
Will Obeo Save Me Money?
These days, we all face growing waste disposal costs, because of rising landfill charges. Alternatives to the main rubbish bin or wheelie bin (often called the black bin and officially known as the residual bin) such as the organic bin and recycling bin are now the best value way to dispose of waste. In Ireland, the new Household Food Waste Regulations ban the disposal of food waste into the residual bin. These new regulations will come into force soon, once all households have an organic bin service, which will happen by 2017. By using Obeo with the outdoor organic bin, you could save up to €40 a year (depending on how much you pay in black bin charges).
Is Obeo A Waste Of Paper?
Good question! We’ve done a lot of work to analyse the environmental impact of Obeo. Through our research, we found that the global warming potential of food waste in landfill outweighs the global warming potential of Obeo’s production and subsequent composting. We believe that if Obeo can encourage people to recycle their food waste (meaning it doesn’t go to landfill), then it’s a justified use of paper.
What Does The Word Obeo Mean?
Obeo combines the letter ‘o’, which represents a cycle, and the Irish word ‘beo’, which means ‘life’. Together in the word Obeo, they symbolise the continuous life cycle of food waste or, as we like to call it, The Food Loop.
What Are The Organic And Residual Bins?
The organic bin is specifically for materials that biodegrade, such as food and garden waste. In Ireland, the organic bin is usually called the brown bin. In the UK, some councils collect food and garden waste separately. That depends on where you live. The residual bin is often called the black bin. We use it to dispose of any waste that cannot be recycled. This waste goes straight to landfill.
Can I Put Obeo In My Home Composting Bin?
Obeo is suitable for home compost and will break down along with your food waste. The important thing to remember is that the rules for home compost are different to those for industrial composting (which is where the contents of your brown bin or organic bin go for composting). You cannot put any cooked foods, meat or dairy into an open home compost as it may attract some pesky rodents. Remember! For home compost, stick to raw foods and avoid cooked foods, meat or dairy.
Why Should I Use Obeo Instead Of Biodegradable Bags?
With Obeo, you don’t have to deal with smells, mess or bin juice. The biodegradable plastic bags can leak and drip, and if you use them to line a caddy or small bin, you usually have to wash that out. Obeo is the fuss-free alternative. Just throw it in the brown bin when it’s full.
Why Should We Recycle Our Food Waste?
Food waste in landfill causes serious environmental damage. As it breaks down, it releases pollutants such as methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, and toxic liquid called leachate that contaminates our soils and water. When you recycle food waste in your brown bin, it goes to an industrial composting facility. There, it’s converted into nutritious compost that local farmers use to grow crops.
How Do I Order Obeo Online?
Ordering is simple. Once you pick your product and click the BUY NOW button, our payment processor will take your payment and delivery details. We offer Stripe and Paypal as payment options. Once your order is completed, you’ll get a confirmation email. Then you just have to wait for the post-person to deliver your Obeo order!
Where Are My Credit Card Details Stored?
Obeo does NOT store customer credit card details. All account information is managed and stored by Stripe or Paypal, both of which are super-secure money transfer platforms.
When Will My Order Be Sent?
All orders will be sent within 24 hours of getting them, apart from at weekends and bank holidays. Then we’ll send them on the next working day. If you subscribe to our regular delivery service, we’ll send out your Obeo order on the same day every third month.
How Soon Will My Order Arrive?
You can expect to get it within two to three working days for Ireland and three to five working days for the UK.
How Does The Subscription Service Work?
When you sign up for the repeat-purchase direct debit payment option, your account is debited by the agreed amount at the interval agreed. Once your payment is confirmed your order is shipped as soon as we receive it.
What If I'm Not Home When My Order Arrives?
When you order from the website we advise you to use a work address if you are not at home during the day. If you are not at home when the postman delivers the package they will leave an ‘attempted delivery docket’. You will then have to pick up your order from your local sorting office. Be sure to collect your order within the period given on the delivery notice or it will be sent back to us. We’re happy to send out your order again, but please note that you will have to pay for shipping the second time around.
How Do I Cancel My Subscription?
You can cancel at any time, by popping an email to sales@WeAreObeo.com. If you have a moment, please include a little note to tell us why you are cancelling. This will help us to improve our service and products in the future. We’ll send you a confirmation email once your order has been cancelled.
What If My Order Doesn't Come?
It’s unlikely to happen, but if your order doesn’t turn up, please email us and include your order number. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can!.
What If I'm Not Happy With My Purchase From Weareobeo.Com?
If you’re not happy with the product for any reason, we’ll give you a full refund (excluding the cost of shipping) within seven days of your purchase.