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Karat Offers Alternatives to Styrofoam

February 19, 2015 Industry News
Industry News

Polystyrene foam, more commonly known as Styrofoam, has been commercially used since the 1930's.

In recent years, the dangers of this harmful plastic surfaced, causing people to boycott products made from this material entirely.

Polystyrene is ubiquitous in the food service industry. From Styrofoam cups to food packaging, nearly every food service restaurant carries these items, which may potentially be exposing customers to harmful chemicals, not to mention contributing more waste to landfills.

Nearly 100 towns in the U.S. have banned polystyrene food and beverage containers, including San Francisco, Minneapolis, Portland, and soon New York.

With the number of cities banning polystyrene continuously rising, those in the quick service food industry are finding themselves in need of alternatives for many staple items. That is where Karat comes in.

Karat, a U.S.-based manufacturer of foodservice disposables and division of Lollicup USA, is a proud provider of recyclable solutions for small sized businesses to large franchises. Product offerings include recyclable cold and hot cups, food containers, and cutlery.

PET, PP, and Paper disposables are not only attractive, but they are versatile, cost efficient, and can be easily recycled.

Karat Earth, an eco-friendly line of disposables, has a wide selection of foodservice disposables made from renewable bio-based materials that are biodegradable and compostable.

The bagasse line of food containers and dinnerware are made from sugar cane fibers that are left over after the extraction of the sugar. These fibers are strong and durable so they make a great source of sustainable material for food packaging.

Bagasse is microwave safe and will not emit any toxic fumes. The bagasse line includes hinged to-go containers, plates, and bowls in various sizes and styles to seamlessly replace your old polystyrene containers and plates. Karat also offers a line of eco-friendly PLA cups and lids to go with the bagasse food containers and dinnerware in order to replace all polystyrene products with eco-friendly, bio-based alternatives.

Both Karat and Karat Earth products have the capability of custom print so that products stand out.

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