Earth Day 2020: Celebrating 50 years.

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In 1970, 20 million Americans mobilized to call for greater protections for our planet (source). This push for action has created a growing demand for more sustainable options in restaurants and other food service businesses. One of the questions that comes from this demand is: Should I opt for compostable over recyclable? What’s the difference between the two? What sort of products fill that demand?

The short answer is recycling is the process of taking a product and breaking it down to use it again, often as a raw material. Composting is a way to turn items made of natural materials back into a nutrient rich soil (source)

Watch The Green Files: Episode 1 to learn more about Sustainable Foodservice Disposables.


Empress Earth offers more sustainable options.

Empress Earth Mineral Filled Polypropylene Hinged Containers are designed with recycling in mind. The line is produced with up to 40% natural mineral content blended with polypropylene, allowing for reduced plastic polymer usage across the supply chain. At the same time, these containers increase the ability to recycle discarded foodservice packaging, compared to many other traditional foodservice options.

The containers are fully microwavable, will hold all types of food and portion sizes, and are available in multiple sizes to fit any “To-Go” application.

Empress Bagasse Containers, Plates, and Bowls are created from what would commonly be a waste product from sugar production, the sugar cane juice. Empress Bagasse products are 100% compostable, heat tolerant, and can be placed in the microwave or freezer. With over 20 items to choose from there is sure to be a sustainable option to fit your needs.

Empress Earth Paper Straws are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic. These high quality paper straws are fully recyclable, biodegradable, and available in a variety of lengths and sizes

Paired together, the Empress Earth line can fill the demand anywhere sustainable foodservice product options are needed.

Not all items are available in all locations. Contact your RJ Schinner sales representative for more information.

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