Biodegradable Food Service Products

Below are the names of biodegradable food service products we located in researching possibilities for use at the Energy Center. We wanted to share this information with other companies and individuals interested in starting a composting program.

Disclaimer:

The list is not intended to be an endorsement of specific brands, nor is it a comprehensive list of available products. In fact, it may not include all products available from each listed distributor. Most of the products are made primarily from renewable, plant-based materials, and can be shipped to your facility. Because any pure paper product with wax or no coating is biodegradable, most grocery stores and other food service suppliers carry some biodegradable products. Additionally, bioplastic products are being carried by progressively more stores in the Bay Area.

Table 1: List of Vendors for biodegradable plastic (bioplastic)

See Table 2 for contact information and vendor websites

CupsPlatesCutleryBagsDrinking Straws"Clamshells"
BIOgroupUSAX
Cortec CorporationX
Earthware BiodegradablesX
Eco-Safe/EnvisionX
Good To Go WareXXXXXX
Green Earth Office SupplyXXXXX
Nat-ur (formerly Biocorp NA)XXXXX
Simply BiodegradableXXXX
Sodexho/SYSCO Food ServicesXX
Walgreen's (some stores)
X

Table 2: Vendor contact information

BIOgroupUSA
107 Regents Pl
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
1-800-959-2247
URL: http://www.biogroupusa.com

Cortec Corporation
4119 White Bear Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55110
1-800-4-CORTEC
URL: http://www.ecofilm.com

Earthware Biodegradables
PO Box 473
7282 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Lagunitas, CA 94938
1-800-211-6747
URL: http://www.earthwarebiodegradables.com

Eco-Safe/Envision
Vancouver, BC/Wichita, KS
1-604-323-4743
URL: http://www.degradableplastics.com

Green Earth Office Supply
Los Gatos, CA
1-800-327-8449
URL:http://www.greenearthofficesupply.com

Good To Go Ware
645 Sylvan Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94041
URL:http://goodtogoware.com

Nat-ur (formerly Biocorp NA)
Los Angeles, CA
Main: 1-310-491-3465
URL: http://www.e-biodegradables.com

Simply Biodegradable
Moses Lake, WA
1-866-782-2371
URL: http://www.simplybiodegradable.com

Sodexho/SYSCO Food Services of San Francisco
5900 Stewart Avenue Fremont, CA 94538
1-800-877-7012
URL: http://www.syscosf.com

Walgreen’s (only certain stores)
URL: http://www.walgreens.com