Biodegradable Food Service Products

Price List Effective November 2006

Please note that prices may fluctuate and are not guaranteed.
Call (651) 216-0110 or write to us for a quote.
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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 USA from crops grown in the USA. However, much of the conversion is done by Asian and European companies at this time. Because the crops used are not organic, and come from the general markets, they are not guaranteed GMO-free. When the prices on these products come down, it is likely that there will be an organic/GMO-free version,


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 US hot cups!



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 China.



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


Other Products


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 USA. In packs of 125. Platters available by special order.


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 Sandwich Wraps & Bags - Unbleached, brown (no recycled content).



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 Canada. Products: 1 , 2, 4, 6 hour cans, lighting gel/fire starter, and emergency cooking kit. Coming in March 2006!!!!



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.

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