Eco-Products has added seven new items to its Vanguard line-up of compostable takeaway containers.
Made from plant-based sugarcane fibre, these two-piece items are suitable for restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and snack bars seeking environmentally preferable options.
Vanguard uses a proprietary chemistry to achieve grease resistance without the use of PFAS. It recently earned the GreenScreen Certified Silver designation for avoiding the use of PFAS and other chemicals of high concern or known regrettable substitutes.
Eco-Products is now expanding its Vanguard formulation to other products, including its WorldView line of to-go containers.
The WorldView line includes a variety of bowls and containers in different sizes. Shapes include round, oval, square and rectangle, including some with compartments. They’re microwavable and freezable, and their moulded construction is designed for strength and style.
The new bases are made from renewable sugarcane fibre and are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) as compostable in commercial facilities.
Eco-Products’ president Ian Jacobson said: “We are excited to expand the Vanguard formulation to our WorldView items.
“Demand for to-go containers skyrocketed over the past year, so this is a much-needed expansion. It offers more choices for our customers and demonstrates our continued leadership and innovation in foodservice packaging.”
Eco-Products offers three types of lids to fit the compostable bases: sugarcane lids that are also ASTM D6868 compliant for compostability; PLA lids that are BPI-certified and made from renewable plant-based material; and lids made with 100% post-consumer recycled PET but are not compostable or recyclable.
GreenScreen is a globally recognised tool designed to assess and benchmark chemicals based on hazard. Companies, governments and organisations use GreenScreen scores to identify chemicals of concern and select safer alternatives. Eco-Products is the first manufacturer to receive this designation in the foodservice ware category.