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 Biodegradable Food Containers

Eco-Friendly Serving Products - Required

Includes Cups, Plates, Utensils Included with Carry-Out

No Styrofoam

 Reduce Food Service Ware Waste

 You can allow customers to bring their own mugs and/or plates (Offer discounts for those who bring their own). You can use reusable dishes and cups instead of disposable ones for customers who leave a deposit. Also you can use organics recycling buckets at your booth to turn food waste into compost.

 

 Recycling Collection Containers

 Have a plan for recycling with you own "clearly marked" collection containers. This will reduce your overall waste.

 

 Garbage Collection Containers

 Plan for your own garbage collection containers and disposal. "Pack it out", don't bury it, don't leave it behind.

 Sample Materials

(http://biodegradablesolutions.com)

 

What Are Compost Able Food Ware Products?

 These are uncoated paper products, coated paper products, and some "bio-plastics" (made from corn, potato, and other plant materials).

 

 What's Wrong with Polystyrene Foam?

 Made from crude oil, it is non-renewable, non-biodegradable, and virtually non-recyclable. It ends up in landfills, waterways or the ocean. It breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces which are often mistaken for food and ingested by marine mammals, birds, and fish.  Medical evidence also suggests that chemicals in poly-styrene foam are carcinogenic and may leach into food or drink.

 

 Alternatives to Polystyrene Foam?

 Uncoated paper, coated paper, cardboard, other plastics, aluminum foil food service ware, and "bio-plastics".

 

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