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FAQs

Can't find the answer you're looking for? Here are some of our most frequently asked questions to help you out!

products and orders

Do you have a Product Catalogue?
EcoNest Philippines aims to provide sustainable alternatives to the market and we are continuously on the lookout for technologically advanced and eco-friendly solutions. We have curated select products which you may download on our Business Kits Page.
What are your MOQs per product type?
EcoNest Philippines ensures that products are hygienically packed and sealed for safety purposes. Given the many size variants of all the different categories we are carrying, minimum order quantities may vary per SKU type. This information can be found on the Product Pages.
Isn’t using cassava, corn, and other plant-based raw materials for bioplastics taking up land that could be used to feed people?
If half of the world’s plastic production switched to crop-based bioplastics, the industry would still only require 3% of the world’s cultivated land. Our raw materials can be grown on outlying agricultural land and not interfere with food production as these are not intended to be consumed by humans.
Do EcoNest Philippines' plant-based materials work as well as plastic?
Definitely. Our existing partners can attest to the products' quality and functionality, in addition to being recognized for our eco ethos and environmental services.
Is there a storage and disposal guide for each category?
At EcoNest Philippines, our approach to the environment is all encompassing. We are a company with an environmental focus, so we are constantly striving for improvements and innovations to sustain our environment, as well as guarantee our own future.Information about the disposal of each product is displayed in their descriptions under the Use Guide Tab. You can also learn more about this by downloading our Printable Product FAQs Cards on our Business Kits Page.
Are EcoNest Philippines Sugarcane Takeaway Items oven safe? Can I microwave or freeze it?
EcoNest Philippines Sugarcane Takeaway Items are designed for single-use and best stored at temperatures not more than 40°C. Our products may be used in ovens, microwaves, refrigerators or freezers. We encourage customers to request product samples, as each kitchen is different, so samples allow you to test our items with your menu offerings.
Are EcoNest Philippines products made in the Philippines?
EcoNest Philippines is introducing a wide-range of technologically advanced items in the Philippines. As such, our supply chain is spread across a range of territories including the Philippines and other countries in Asia. We manufacture our products close to the source of our raw plant-based materials, so that when transported, EcoNest Philippines products are in their finished form.
Where can I use the Geami 3D Honeycomb Wrap?
These are highly suitable for retail outlets, e-commerce startups and small warehouses. The Geami 3D Honeycomb Wrap offers low upfront investment, a lightweight box, easy installation, and a disposable solution. These features make it great for Omni-Channel Retailers, Home Furnishings, Electronics, Apparel, etc. It's made of FSC™ (Forest Management Certified) high quality die-cut kraft paper combined with a tissue interleaf – a strong and shock-absorbent material with superb cushioning and protective characteristics, surpassing traditional wrapping solutions. It’s 100% paper so it’s completely recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable.
How does the Geami 3D Honeycomb Wrap compare to bubble wrap or foam wrap?
Aside from being a truly eco-friendly alternative to bubble/foam wrap, Geami 3D Honeycomb Wrap allows for a faster packaging speed, enables a wide variety of packing techniques, allows for easy manual cutting and tearing, has better expansion and is less bulky, and eliminates the need for tape to close the package.
How do I order?
For orders within the Philippines, you may order through our Online Shop. For bulk and international orders, you may add products to your Quote Request Cart and send. You can also send us a message on our Contact Form with your requirements.
Where do you deliver?
EcoNest Philippines Sugarcane Takeaway Items are designed for single-use and best stored at temperatures not more than 40°C. Our products may be used in ovens, microwaves, refrigerators or freezers. We encourage customers to request product samples, as each kitchen is different, so samples allow you to test our items with your menu offerings.
How do I receive my order?
Upon checkout, you can choose to have your items for shipping or pick-up from our hub. Please note that the standard delivery fee only applies to orders within the following requirements: 20kg and SIZE LIMIT of 1.6 ft x 1.25 ft x 1.6 ft. Additional charges may apply for items exceeding these limits and other dispatch factors (ex. box quantity, etc).
When will I receive my order?
Lead time is normally 2-5 days for orders of standard SKUs and various lead times apply for customized requests.
What's your pick-up schedule?
Please inform us 1-2 days in advance before picking up your order. Pick-up schedules are:
•Tuesdays - Thursdays ONLY from 1-5pm.
•Fridays and Mondays - by appointment only.
•No Weekend pickups.We strictly follow health protocols. NO FACE MASK: NO ENTRY.
What courier do you use?
EcoNest Philippines make use of in-house and external courier services. As much as possible, we consolidate daily shipments per area to lessen carbon footprint in delivering to several locations daily. Please contact your Account Manager directly for further inquiries.
How do I pay for my order?
Items may be paid through Credit Card, Debit Card, or GCash via Paymongo.
Can I return my items?
Only factory defective items may be returned and replaced. Opened packs and items damaged during transit may not be returned nor replaced.
Can I request for a refund?
EcoNest Philippines provides credit notes for items confirmed to be returned/replaced but does not provide refunds on any item.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Why choose EcoNest Philippines?
EcoNest Philippines provides holistic solutions to to address current environmental issues. We help PREVENT further contamination of plastic products by providing a full range of sustainable alternatives for packaging and corporate merchandise, we CURE existing environmental issues by highlighting efforts and initiatives of local organizations where our partners may participate in and we SUSTAIN these efforts by educating consumers and our partners with the correct information about the use of plant-based packaging materials.
What is the EcoNest Philippines Sustainability Alliance?
The EcoNest Philippines Sustainability Alliance aims to reduce and/ or eliminate the dependence on petroleum-based and tree-based packaging materials to drastically lessen production of carbon footprint and curb climate change. The alliance provides its members insights, information and best practices being used globally.
How can I be part of the EcoNest Philippines Sustainability Alliance?
Customers, clients, business partners and partner distributors/ resellers are automatically part of the EcoNest Philippines Sustainability Alliance. We provide posters, social media collaterals and a wealth of information that can be used freely for us to further influence more and more establishments to make the switch and to be able to educate consumers.
How can I become a reseller/ distributor?
Please fill out our form here: Reseller Contact Form and one of our Product Specialists will contact you.
Can I invest in EcoNest Philippines?
We appreciate your interest. EcoNest Philippines is a privately held company by Secaed Global Enterprises Inc., and at this time we have growth funding already in place.
I am a student writing a paper / dissertation / article about EcoNest Philippines, how can I receive more information?
We have tons of information available online. To learn more about composting, please read the rest of our FAQs below and visit our About Pages. Information on our company, plant-based materials and products can also be found on our Business Kits and News & Events.

return our products back to nature

What's the difference between biodegradable and compostable?
Same process, different breakdown speeds. Biodegradable tells us nothing about timescales – for example, wood is biodegradable, but a log cabin can stand for generations. Compostable means that packaging can break down in under 12 weeks in composting conditions, and is therefore suitable for industrial composting.

There are different composting methods that can also be done at home such as Bokashi and Takakura. The fermented bed would help speed up the biodisintergration process of our compostable packaging.
Where do I throw these biodegradable and compostable packaging if I can't compost them from home?
Our takeaway packaging is made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials, and these sustainability benefits still apply no matter what happens to them after use. 

Used items should not be placed in standard recycling bins which collect paper, plastics and metals, as those materials go to a different type of sorting facility. Another reason is that food waste harms the quality of mechanical recycling – the same applies to any used foodservice disposables.

Biodegradable waste goes to either incineration or landfill. If our products are incinerated, energy is produced. Incineration studies on compostable packaging show that PLA bioplastic produces more heat than newspaper, wood or food waste; also that it produces no volatile gases and leaves little residue. Some in the waste sector prefer plant-based materials over conventional plastics as they give off fewer toxic gases.

In landfills, studies have shown that compostable packaging is inert and does not give off methane.

DO NOT LITTER – compostable packaging is not expected to break down when discarded in the environment, and is not a solution to marine pollution.
If I can’t compost my EcoNest Ph packaging items, is it still better for the environment than conventional packaging?
Definitely! There are environmental benefits of EcoNest Philippines packaging on the production-side. Our products are made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials.

The earth has finite resources. Disposables are used for such a short time, so it makes sense to switch to renewable materials, reserving conventional plastics for applications where they can’t be easily replaced. Lots of people enjoy using plant-based materials, knowing they are a simple way to reduce carbon and help their business go green.
What's the point of disposables being compostable?
Composting is a form of recycling which keeps resources local, unlike much plastic and paper which has no guarantee of it actually being recycled.

Compostable disposables are designed to be recycled in composting facilities together with food waste. That means there’s no need for sorting, and the compostable cup, lid, burger box, knife and napkin can all go together without removing the ketchup and leftover food. An extra bonus is that once food and disposables share one bin, other dry recycling bins are cleaner and easier to recycle. 

Compostability isn’t best for all situations. Especially for items that already has a developed recycling infrastructure. But for food-contaminated disposables, compostability is a sensible solution.

Compostable packaging can easily break down in the right composting conditions. There should be a perfect balance of microbes, moisture and warmth, so that compostable packaging can be included in food waste recycling.
What are composting conditions?
Compostable packaging can easily break down in the right composting conditions. There should be a perfect balance of microbes, moisture and warmth, so that compostable packaging can be included in food waste recycling.
Plastics and paper items can be recycled! Why shouldn't we just use them instead?
In reality, plastics cannot be recycled easily. Food-grade packaging made from conventional oil-based plastics – if stained with food and drink residue – are considered to be a recycling challenge.

Tons of plastic and paper is being used daily with no guarantee that these are actually being recycled. The Philippines does not have the infrastructure to recycle its own plastic waste, with only 9% of plastic recycled globally. Most often, plastic can only be recycled one or two times, often into something that is unable to hold food or heavy items.

Instead, composting is a local form of recycling, boosting local economy and supplying nutrient-rich compost for local agricultural, horticultural or flood management.

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