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Biodegradable/Compostable Packaging

Styrofoam bans are sweeping across the United States. Something amazing is happening around the country: cities and towns are starting to ban Styrofoam.Here’s a list of big cities that have completely or partially banned Styrofoam: New York City, Takoma Park, MD, Seattle, Washington, Washington DC, Miami Beach, FL, Freeport, Maine, Portland, Maine, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles County, San Diego and San Francisco, California.

Bamboo Fiber

Strong and easily sourced, bamboo fiber is becoming a standard renewable resource in the packaging industry. Like plastic, bamboo can withstand wears and tears, that’s why it is used to make boat floaters, scaffolds and other things that necessitate durability and strength. Like the usual foil pack, this material can effectively store longer-lasting snacks.

Sugarcane Fiber

Biodegradable and compostable products made from 100% bagasse – sugarcane fiber remaining after extraction of juice from sugarcane. Sugarcane is not only an annually renewable resource, but it can be turned into products normally made from plastic or paper. Using bagasse also avoids the pollution that would normally happen as a result of burning sugarcane pulp after juice
extraction.

Wheatstraw Fiber

Wheatstraw is also biodegradable and compostable. Wheatstraw is the remaining plant material after the wheat grain and chaff have been extracted from the plant. Our products are made from the wheat stalks and not from the food grain which stores proteins and allergens.

The ban on Styrofoam packaging will require changes in purchasing habits of restaurants, school cafeterias, food carts and other businesses. Biodegradable/compostable packaging  are ways segments of the cities in America are looking towards alternative packaging solutions to replace Styrofoam.

 

Benefits of Bamboo, Sugarcane and Wheat Straw fiber to Food Service Packaging:

  • Sturdy and strong
  • Microwave and freezer safe
  • Handle hot liquids up to 200 Fahrenheit
  • Conform to US Food & Drug Administration guidelines
  • Non-allergenic and gluten-free
  • Fully compostable through home and commercial composting sites
  • Fully biodegradable at home within 6 months or in landfills without any chemical reactions