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Time to Set the Table…With PrimeWare

PrimeWare is proud to announce a new member of the family…our new line of cutlery! Our cutlery, like all of our other products, is Eco-Friendly. The new line is made with plant starch material, or PSM. PSM is a GMO-free sustainable resource. Two of the major components used to produce our PrimeWare PSM cutlery are cornstarch and potato starch. Unlike some other disposable cutlery, PrimeWare cutlery can stand up to both hot and cold foods. Our new line includes spoons, forks, knives, and soup spoons- covering all your needs. Our products are made from naturally renewable materials, not from plastic or oil. They come from nature, and go back to nature. Now your entire table can be green and eco-friendly. So welcome to the table with PrimeWare…Innovation for the Environment.

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Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Containers Rapidly Replacing Styrofoam Clamshells Nationwide

Everyone is becoming more eco-friendly these days, especially in terms of eating out and take home food containers. With the Styrofoam clamshells that were the marvel of the 1950’s plastics boom being outlawed by cities across the country we’re finally waking up to the fact that maybe they weren’t as great as we once thought – and we need to make a conscious choice to change.

Luckily, many more eco-friendly options are becoming readily available today in the food service industry that are good for business – and good for the planet.

One of the leading edge materials being used today in place of Styrofoam for disposable tableware is bagasse, which is a byproduct of the sugarcane refining process. In layman’s terms, bagasse is what is left over after the sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract the juices. Since bagasse comes from the earth it is easily converted by nature into simple, stable compounds that are absorbed back into the ecosystem.

One of the many attractive qualities of bagasse is that it is both biodegradable and compostable. This means that you don’t have to worry that your great-great-great grandchildren will be dealing with your take home food container from Friday night’s dinner!

Biodegradable means that the product will break down into water, carbon dioxide, and biomass in a short amount of time. When something is “compostable”, it means that it is made of organic matter that will break down in a compost system or land fill.

Bagasse biodegradable food containers are quickly being recognized as a great eco-friendly alternative to traditional Styrofoam clamshells and plastic plates. Bagasse disposable tableware including plates and biodegradable food containers can be lined with a corn-starch based film called PLA (polylactic acid). PLA lining is a clear, thin sheet that acts as a complete moisture and grease barrier, protecting the container and allowing it to stand up against any and all types of food.

Here are some green facts regarding disposable tableware:

•Americans use and discard over 2.5 billion Styrofoam cups each year.
•Styrofoam does not break down easily and some studies indicate that it may release chemicals when it gets wet, contaminating our precious water sources. It takes up much more space than paper in our landfills.
•While recycling of Styrofoam is possible, it is extremely expensive and many recycling plants do not accept it. Styrofoam cannot be recycled to make new Styrofoam products. It can only be used to make other products such as packing filler.
•Less water and energy is required to produce Bagasse than Styrofoam, paper, and recycled paper.
•Less CO2 is emitted by creating Bagasse over Styrofoam and paper.
•Trees can take up to 30 years to mature, while sugarcane only takes one year making it a very renewable resource.
Thinking green and moving towards the use of more sustainable resources is vital. Going green when you eat out or order take home food is now easier than ever.

For your picnics and social events it’s now possible to buy organic, compostable, and eco-friendly versions of all types of tableware products including disposable plates, cups, bowls and trays as well as take out containers – made from the renewable resource bagasse.

The time has never been better to go green – especially when you eat! It’s your earth, and it’s worth it!

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PrimeWare’s Definition of Recyclable

Here is our definition of recylable to conclude our segment on definitions of: biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable.

Recycling is the process used or waste material so that it can be used again. Recyclable products can be collected, reprocessed, and reused to make new products. Some common recyclable materials are plastic, aluminum, cardboard, glass, and paper.

If you have any more ideas on this let us know! We would love to hear anything you have to add!

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Biodegradable, Compostable, Recyclable…What’s the difference??

Posted in Uncategorized by primeware on November 9, 2009
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Biodegradable, compostable, recyclable – what do they all mean? Today terms like these are constantly thrown in our faces everywhere we go. Some might know what they mean, but most of us are at a loss. Remember the days when all you could do was recycle? Well those days are long gone, and its time to catch up!

What are your ideas on what these terms mean?? We would love to hear your thoughts!!! See posts to come for our definitions…

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Hello World!

Hello All,

I would like to introduct PrimeWare to you!

PrimeWare is leading the way in the research and manufacturing of environmentally friendly “Green” products for the food industry.  PrimeWare tableware is disposable, compostable, and biodegradable.  In fact, PrimeWare’s disposable plates, platters, bowls, trays, and hinged-lid containers are made from natural and sustainable sugar cane byproducts known as Bagasse.  Products made from renewable resources like sugar cane mean less destruction of our forests and a significant reduction in harmful toxic waste from plastics and Styrofoam. PrimeWare also produces a wide assortment of cup carriers made from recycled materials.

Concerns about the health of our global environment are growing faster than ever. PrimeWare is making major advancements, supplying high quality biodegradable containers and disposable tableware through its worldwide distribution partners. PrimeWare disposable plates, bowls, trays and other biodegradable tableware are compostable in as little as 45 days. Imagine the positive impact these products have on our environment!

PrimeWare — Unmatched Distributor Products & Support

Looking to round out your product mix with biodegradable plates and food containers that are both disposable and compostable? PrimeWare is ready to support you with:

  • Low Minimum Orders To Better Manage Inventory
  • Huge Product Availability  For Fast Deliveries
  • Private Labeled Products To Strengthen Your Brand
  • Custom Size Products to Meet Specific Needs
  • Rim Printing Available For Large Volume Orders
  • Smaller, Retail Pack Sizes
  • “Eco Friendly” Disposables To Compliment Your Product Mix