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Posted by: Bethany on 1/25/06 Title: Alternatives to Styrofoam Containers
Postnum: 331 EntryID:1533
Does anyone know of any substitutes for Styrofoam containers for the food service industry? Especially ones that are cost effective and available in Alberta Any helpful information would be great.


Posted by: Martha King on 2/28/06 Title: Re: Alternatives to Styrofoam Containers
Postnum: 331 EntryID:1548

Here are a few websites, although not Canadian per say.

Annex E- Biodegradable Plastics

For an online catalogue of alternative disposable food container supplies: EarthShell manufactures sandwich wraps, and Styrofoam-like bowls, plates and lidded containers from a starch and limestone based plastic.

NatureWorks LLC is a clear PET like plant based plastic developed by CargillDow with a wide range of applications.

Novamont Mater Bi resin is another plant based material that can be processed to make many different items.

Biocorp offers a wide array of biodegradable bags, plastic utensils, clear and opaque cups and plates.

Symphony Environmental Ltd.(Spi-Tec) is marketing biodegradable film plastic that is based on more typical plastic polymers that are designed to breakdown well once their job is done.

Plantic is a new plant based biodegradable plastic developed by Australian public researchers.

Martha King

Posted by: carlos alberto di palma on 5/15/06 Title: Re: Alternatives to Styrofoam Containers
Postnum: 331 EntryID:1591

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