Why are EnviroTakeout products considered eco-friendly?
Our products are produced from 100% sustainable resources. That means that the raw materials used to produce our products are annually renewable.
How does EnviroTakeout compare to traditional disposables?
The demand for environmentally sound tableware is growing at a rapid pace. EnviroTakeout offers your customers a responsible choice to help meet that demand.
What kind of customers purchase EnviroTakeout products?
Our products are primarily purchased by paper distributors; food distributors; coffee distributors;
These distributors in turn resell our products to end user companies including: chain restaurants (quick service), BBQ restaurants, stadiums, caterers, etc.
What does this symbol mean?
Our site has many symbols to help you quickly identify a product's features. You can find descriptions for all of them in our Product Symbol Guide.
Are EnviroTakeout products certified?
Our products meet the GB18006.1-1999 conditions for environmentally friendly disposable food packaging product, FDA guidelines for food contact surfaces and meet ASTM D6868 guidelines.
Are these products disposable? Compostable?
Our products are disposable and compostable.
In a commercial composting facility, they decompose in less than 60 days.
Are products ‘coated’ to resist moisture?
Our products contain an additive for moisture and grease resistance. They are not coated with any wax or plastic.
Note: All manufacturers of molded fiber products use similar additives, and it is FDA approved.
Do you provide customizations of your products?
Yes. Custom sizes may require new molds, which is not a problem. We can do rim prints on all of our larger plates (9” and larger) and platters. The print can be either one or two colors, but minimums apply. Please contact us for details.
Do you use bleach to whiten products?
Our products are white in color because the highest grade bagasse is used in their production. The processing of the raw material includes hydrogen whitening. There is no chlorine in our products.
What materials are EnviroTakeout products made from?
Our products are produced from 100% bagasse raw material. Bagasse is a by-product of the sugar cane refining process.
NOTE: Many other types of raw materials can be used to produce high quality molded fiber products for the foodservice industry, such as reed, bamboo, and many typed of grasses.
What temperatures are safe for these products?
Our products are microwaveable and freezer safe.
What are ‘pulp’ products?
We refer to products as “molded fiber”, not pulp. The word “pulp” does not create the image of a clean, food-safe product, so we do not use it in discussions of our products.
What does biodegradable mean?
Biodegradable matter is all organic material and other artificial material that can be broken down by air, water, and bacteria. A biodegradable product has the ability to break down relatively quickly into raw materials of the natural environment.
What is Bagasse?
Bagasse is the fibrous residue remaining after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice and is currently used as a renewable resource in the manufacture of pulp and paper products and building materials.
For more information on bagasse, see wikipedia.
What is Compost? What is Compostable?
Compost is broken down organic matter which is produced when micro-organisms and bacteria generate heat and decompose waste and organic food. Compost is a great fertilizer and will aerate the soil and give it the nutrients it needs.
When something is “compostable”, it means that it is made of organic matter that will break down in a compost system. Our bagasse tableware products and hinged lid containers are fully compostable.
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