A Few Pennies Aren't the Only Thing Worth Saving

As your customers become aware of the negative impact Styrofoam has on our environment, they are increasingly expecting their food service providers to use eco-friendly alternatives. Your Green 2 Go is the perfect solution.  For a few cents more, you can give your customers to-go containers and tableware that is made  from 100% natural plant material, completely recyclable and compostable, contains NO chemicals or plastics, and is never bleached white.  Your Green 2 Go products are also visually striking and exceptionally sturdy.  And they can be used for both hot and cold foods.

In a recent study by Accenture, nearly nine out of ten consumers were willing to pay more for green products.

So Why is Styrofoam So Bad?

Here are a few facts that you may not know about Styrofoam:

Non-Biodegradable – Styrofoam is resistant to photolysis or the breaking down of materials by protons originating from a light source. This fact, combined with the fact that Styrofoam is lightweight and floats, means that over time a great deal of Styrofoam has accumulated along coasts and waterways around the world. It is now considered the main component of marine debris.

Not-Usually Recycled – Many municipal recycling programs do not recycle Styrofoam because it is virtually weightless which makes it worthless as scrap. The same lightweight property of the material makes collecting it difficult, because even light winds can send it blowing great distances.

HFCs – Styrofoam is manufactured by using HFCs, or hydro fluorocarbons, which have negative impacts on the ozone layer.

Flame Retardants – The brominated flame retardants that are used on Styrofoam are also causing concern, and some research   suggests that these chemicals might have negative environmental and health effects.

What Can You Do?

Choose compostable/biodegradable products like Your Green 2 Go!