Biodegradable Products: Food Containers, Tableware, Cone Cups, Portions Cups and Pleated Drink Cups
At Genpak, we believe if we make a claim that food packaging is easier on the environment, they really are easier on the environment. Whether using the phrase biodegradable, compostable or eco friendly, it has become fashionable to make all sorts of wild claims and unfortunately, many unscrupulous companies don't back those claims up with any sort of proof.
We believe our green products should fall into one or many of the three R's of sustainable food packaging which are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Whether it is our biodegradable plates, cups or containers, if one of these three objectives is not met, we will not market them as a green solution.
All of our products, from containers to cups, are either fully compostable or are greatly reduced in the amount of normal raw resources required to produce them. Our Fiber products and now our Paper lines contain fully BPI certified compostable products and are completely 100% all natural. There are no petrochemical resin sources used at all. Starch products are produced from a hybrid material that replaces a full 60% of the traditional plastic material with natural, annually renewable starches. This environmentally preferable line includes hinged containers, bowls, plates and cutlery items.
For other food containers and packaging that falls into the three R's of sustainability, be sure to check out our Clear Hinged Deli containers and Supermarket Containers which are both produced using up to 40% post consumer recycled content as well as being #1, curbside recyclable. Also, our Smart Set Pro line of microwave safe food packaging is produced using a source reduced material that allows our packaging to be up to 20% lighter than our competition.