Biodegradable Food Service Products
Price List – Effective November 2006
Polylactic acid (PLA) line
Polylactic acid (PLA),
is made from agricultural crops such as corn and potatoes and is fully
biodegradable and compostable. Reuseable. Not designed for use with hot foods
(eg, over 110 degrees), with the exception of a few products made from a hot
version of the PLA (noted below). Cold version is clear (looks just like
traditional petro plastic), while the hot version is cloudy white. Raw material
is manufactured in the
Clear PLA Plastic Cold Cups - Reuseable. One color imprinting included on imprinted cups. Lids available. In sleeves of 50.
Clear PLA Plastic Cold Lids – In sleeves of 50.
Clear PLA Plastic Straws - In sleeves of 50.
PLA Coated Paper Hot Cups - In sleeves of 50.
*Shipping included in
the continental US for our
Clear PLA Plastic Deli Container Bowls & Lids – This new versatile line has 3 bowls in each size category – one diamond bowl and a short and tall straight edge deli container. There is one
interchangeable lid for each size category. In sleeves of 50.
Clear PLA Plastic Clamshells – These clear hinged lid containers or use with warm/cold foods (ie, up to about 110 degrees).
PLA Plastic Clear/black Sushi Containers – These stylish containers are designed for sushi but can be used for many other products that are not very tall (eg, bakery products). Have a black bottom and clear top. In sleeves of 50 or 100. Price includes bottom and top.
Bagasse (sugar cane) line
Bagasse is made from
sugar cane fiber that is a by-product of the sugar refining process. The
products are either natural/unbleached or bleached with hydrogen peroxide and
do not have any coating, so that they are biodegradable and compostable. They
can be used for hot or cold foods, and are thick and sturdy, microwaveable,
freezer safe, and oil resistant. Soft white color. Made in
Bagasse plates/platters - In sleeves of 50. Some available in natural color (unbleached).
Bagasse Boxes/Clamshells -
Bagasse Wide Bowls w/Separate lids - In sleeves of 50.
Bagasse Barreled Bowls w/Separate Lids - Great for soup and leftovers. In packs of 50.
Hot Cups/bagasse - In packs of 50.
BioBags - BioBags are made from corn and are 100% biodegradable and compostable (10-45 days). The BioBag can be used for the collection of food waste, as well as storing fruit and vegetables. The 20 and 30 liter bags have handles and can be used as retail bags.
Doggie Poop Bags – "BioBag Dog" is made from the same corn-based material as our regular BioBags. 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Cellophane Rolls & Bags (Effective October 2006)
Cellophane is a natural polymer made from cellulose, a component of trees and plants. The cellophane we source is made from cottonwood trees sustainably farmed and harvested specifically for cellophane production – no rainforest or old growth trees are used. We only carry the uncoated 100% biodegradable cellophane products, which generally biodegrade in 28-60 days. Cellophane is considered a high-grade packaging material which is used for the storage of many types of products, including food. Some food products commonly stored in cellophane include baked goods, candy, nuts, dried fruits, spices, as well as oily products. Cellophane may be microwaved and can be used in the freezer.
Heavy Weight Cellophane, Rolls
Heavy Weight Cellophane, Flat
Heavy Weight Cellophane, w/Gusset
Light Weight Cellophane, Flat
Light Weight, w/Gusset
Chinet Natural paper plates/platters - These
plates are made of post-industrial waste from poly-coated milk carton
production (defective cartons that never had milk in them). The plastic is separated
from the milk carton stock and then the pulp is used for the plates/cups, while
the plastic goes to a company that uses it in a waste-to-energy production
process. The plates are unbleached and made thick and durable without any
coating, so that they are biodegradable. They can be used for hot or cold
foods, and are microwaveable, freezer safe, oil resistant and capable of
handling boiling water. Soft beige color. Made in the
Potato Cutlery/hot foods - This cutlery is made from potato starch and is fully biodegradable and compostable. Gmo free. They are designed for hot foods (eg, boiling!). Reuseable.
Hot Cup Jackets – These jackets for use with hot cups are made from unbleached, 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Brown. Biodegradable. Pre-assembled (glue does not contain animal ingredients). Small (8-10 ounce) or large (12-20 ounce) available at same price.
Brown, Unbleached Napkins - These napkins are brown and unbleached. 7th gen napkins are made from 100% recycled paper, 90% minimum post-consumer.
7th Generation Brown, Unbleached Paper Towels - These jumbo rolls of paper towels are made from 100% recycled paper, 80% minimum post-consumer. They are brown and unbleached.
Brown Paper Deli
Brown Paper Bags - Unbleached, brown, minimum 40% post-consumer recycled.
Ecoflame Warming Gel (made from sugar cane!) - Ecoflame is an earth friendly sugar cane based
heating/cooking ethanol fuel that burns cleaner, hotter and more efficiently
than many other products on the market. No petroleum ingredients. It is ideal
for chafing dishes, buffets, room service, fondues, picnics, camping and
backpacking, It is non-toxic, non-explosive, has no harmful emissions, is safe
for use indoors and outdoors, is smokeless and odor-free, and is easy to light
and relight. Recycled/recyclable cans. Certified by Environment
Retail Prices (Effective January 2006)
(1) Prices are subject to change. Please call (651) 216-0110 for current prices.
(2) Additional discounts may be available. Please call or email us for a quote.
(3) None of the products above contain animal or petrochemical ingredients.
(4) Inner packs are often available.