Canadian company launches biodegradable products
April 27, 2020, Vancouver, B.C. – good natured Products Inc. has added 22 certified compostable and biodegradable cups, bowls, takeout containers, plates and cutlery to its plant-based packaging and product assortment.
Using a variety of sustainable materials, including fibre from sugarcane waste, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified paper and polylactic acid (PLA), the products also represent expansion for good natured® beyond bioplastics into a broader assortment of eco-friendly materials.
As part of a phased roll-out, the initial selection of foodservice products are all made without chemicals that have been identified as potentially harmful to human health and the environment.
The company states that the good natured® foodservice collection addresses the increased demand for packaging options that are suitable for food takeout and delivery while also being planet friendly. The combination of growing pressure from consumers and city legislation driving change in waste management programs has resulted in businesses adopting biodegradable and compostable materials for takeout and delivery packaging, which can be combined with food scraps to create a single waste stream.
“Even prior to the very challenging circumstances of COVID-19, consumer eating trends have been changing rapidly toward prepared and takeaway food and demand for appropriate packaging that’s environmentally responsible,” said Paul Antoniadis, CEO of good natured®. “This new product assortment enables us to address a whole new segment of thousands of food and restaurant businesses across North America who require more than just rigid bioplastic container options.”
good natured® is producing and distributing one of North America’s widest assortments of everyday products made with renewable, plant-based materials and no BPAs, phthalates or other chemicals of concern potentially harmful to human health and the environment.