Over the last few years, suppliers have rushed to market to offer several options to food service operators as it pertains to paper and disposables. Hopefully the days of styrofoam and heavy plastics are over. While these products are certainly cheaper in many instances, moving to green products will give your operation the ability to market your committment to the environment.
It’s not just your operation buying cases of non-biodegradable plastics. There are thousands of hotels, restaurants and institutional operations spewing out those landfill choking products. This has to stop. You don’t have to transform your product line completely over to sugarcane plates and corn starch to go containers, but as they say, every little bit helps. Here we give you a simple offering in a range of “greens”. From moderately post-consumer recycled product to the full monty of sugarcane choices. Clear “plastic” cups made from plant sterols or just recycled paper: Your choice…our pleasure to show a greener way!
Atlas Paper Mills: Atlas Paper Mills is a manufacturer of green recycled paper line products. The company is located in Miami and she has become a leading producer of certifiably green tissue paper. Atlas Paper is also committed to eco-friendly practices focusing on saving natural resources.
Bgreen Today: Bgreen Today is a distributor of 100% biodegradable and compostable products. These products are bioplastic made out of corn acid plastic or from sugar cane and bamboo. The company’s goal is to reduce landfill waste.
BioBag: Biobags are made specifically for collecting compostable materials in commercial kitchens. These liners are comprised of a non GMO plant based resin that can be consumed by micro-organisms that reside in soils. They also offer Cling Films, shopping bags, and collection buckets as well as mulch film for farm-to- table style restaurants.
BioMass Packaging: BioMass Packaging, a division of Excellent Packaging & Supply, manufactures 100% compostable cutlery, cups and other disposable products in addition to BPA-free register/printer/POS tape. They also stock a number of other Earth friendly brands, supplying products such as cleaning supplies, bags and containers.
EATware: EATware is a manufacturer and supplier of 100% biodegradable and decomposable food packaging, including containers, food trays, plates, bowls, lids and more. Their products maintain their integrity under hot and cold foods and liquids and can be used in a 250 degree oven for up to 30 minutes.
Ecoproduct Store: Eco- Products offers the Food Industry a wide variety of products made from renewable sources and recycled content. From straws to stylish Sugarcane/Bamboo plates, this company aims for transparency with their consumers and prides themselves on a zero waste mentality.
Front of the House: Front of the House has a number of sustainable and eco-friendly options for china, glass and silver, as well as disposables and a melamine alternative made from bamboo.
Greenchoice: Green Choice Vendors is a full service distributor of environmentally safe alternative food service products and packaging. They inventory over 300 biodegradable and compostable disposable products including Bioplastics and PLA.
GIG: Green Is Green is a company dedicated to provide sustainable products without compromising the environment. The organization’s mission is to reduce waste and deliver sustainable alternatives to businesses.
Green Paper Products: Green Paper Products delivers 100% biodegradable and compostable products. The organization is committed to reduce waste and to the use of eco-friendly renewable resources.
Green Party Goods: Green Party Goods is a distributor of biodegradable, compostable and recycled tableware. These are all eco-friendly products manufactured with innovative green design for all party occasions.
Greenstaurant: Greenstaurant sells “green” sustainable disposable items including 100% biodegradable and compostable products. They serve the foodservice industry with large orders and Letsgogreen.biz – a company’s affiliate – serves the industry with smaller orders.
Hoffmaster: Hoffmaster’s Earth Wise Tree Free napkins, cutlery, containers and lids are 100% tree free (made without wood pulp) and are made from sustainable resources (renewing in less than one year). The Earth Wise Tree Free line is 100% compostable, recyclable and either totally chlorine free or elemental chlorine free.
Huhtamaki: Huhtamaki is a manufacturer of molded fiber biodegradable and compostable food packaging. In addition to being biodegradable and compostable, their molded fiber products are made of 100% post-consumer products.
Leafware: Leafware items are made from fallen leaves that are gathered, washed, sun dried, compressed to create the desired shape, and then sterilized for dinnerware use. These unique products are produced by families in small Southern Asian communities that earn their living working for Leafware.
PrimeWare: PrimeWare has created a line of environmentally responsible tableware that is easily disposable and compostable. Following the banning of Styrofoam containers in San Francisco, they have become internationally known for their products.
Restaurantware, LLC: Restaurantware, LLC is an owner-operated specialty food distributor that began sourcing products for high-end chefs over 10 years ago. With locations in Chicago and California, Restaurantware.com serves restaurants, hotels, caterers and gourmet stores around the country with a line of eco-friendly bamboo tableware, disposables and catering supplies.
Stalk Market: This Oregon-based Company began providing sustainable alternatives to everyday paper and plastic based products in 2003. Stalk Market uses plant based materials such as bagasse and Ingeo polymers that are biodegradable and compostable.
Susty Party: Susty Party is a certified B Corporation and Youth Trade Company which produces “eco-friendly party supplies and compostable tableware”. All products are made in the US and are made out of alternative materials such as bagasse, starch, plant leaf, or bioplastic.
Vegware: Vegware creates eco packaging products that are all completely biodegradable or compostable for the food service industry. They pride themselves on their pricing and commitment to providing innovative and biodegradable food service products.
Webstaurant Store: Webstaurant offers a sustainable line of products for individual supplies and for the foodservice industry such as bakeries, catering services, schools and restaurants. These products are compostable and biodegradable items.
World Centric: World Centric offers a variety of earth friendly products. From compostable bags to plant based utensils, they have been working for over a decade to raise awareness for living in a sustainable world.
YourGreen2Go: YourGreen2Go is a supplier of recyclable and compostable to go containers and utensils. They use 100% natural plant fibers in their manufacturing process, with the exception of their lids which are made from PET.