Our Eco-Friendly Disposable Option
• These products perform like plastics, but are made from renewable resources.
• The cups have an optional printed green stripe that reads "100% COMPOSTABLE" and "MADE FROM CORN" so you can let your guests know they are going green.
We recommend a minimum seven business day notice, a party will only be considered booked with a signed contract.
Our Sustainability Policies
We are consistently researching new sustainable products and practices. We investigate our suppliers to ensure they follow sustainable practices. We make every effort to purchase from local businesses and provide locally grown produce for our service packages in which we provide product. We actively form alliances with independent contractors and small local businesses to offer our clients a network of hospitality services throughout Metro Atlanta; and make every attempt to staff your event with servers that are in your immediate area, which reduces traffic congestion and our carbon footprint.
All our associates and staff are made aware of our policy to follow the 3R of the environment: reduce, recycle and reuse. Additionally, we stress our return policy to save our clients money; by only open products that are requested by your guests any unopened product can be refunded. Our bartenders and servers learn how to prevent intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking, which protects our clients from alcohol liability lawsuits. All our booked events include a free one-hour planning consultation, which covers information on reducing cost and waste for your special event.
Educating Our Stakeholder
What is the Difference Between Recycled, Biodegradable and Compostable?
Recyclable products are collected and reprocessed to produce new items. Post consumer waste is material that has been discarded after someone uses it. It has served its intended use and it is being reused in a different product instead of being thrown away. Pre-consumer waste is basically the reintroduction of manufacturing scrap.
Biodegradable products break down over a period of time through the action of naturally occurring microorganism, such as bacteria and fungi. Biodegradable products can create toxin residue and methane gas; however, landfill gas or LFG is being used as an energy resource.
Compostable products are the most earth friendly option – they are green from start to finish. Compostable products are biodegradable, but with an added benefit: when they break down, they release valuable nutrients into the soil.
What is PLA (Polylactic acid)?
PLA products are compostable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The corn used to make the dextrose for PLA products is a mixed stream of non-GMO and GMO corn . During the manufacture of PLA, the multiple-stage processing and high heat used to create the polymer removes all traces of genetic material. This process also eliminates any allergic reaction to corn. Because PLA is a different origin than regular plastic, it must be kept separate when recycled, it should not be sent to a recycle center. They are not recyclable and will contaminate the recycling process. Instead they can be added to a home compost or municipal and commercial composting facilities. If they are heading to a landfill we recommend disposing of them in trash bags are 100% compostable and 100% biodegradable.
Which Products Do We Supply Use PLA?
Our cold cups are made from corn and are 100% compostable; however, they can not be used for hot beverages. The compostable hot cups are made with 24% post consumer recycled fiber and fully renewable resources. They are lined with a vegetable-based coating — rather than plastic — which makes them 100% biodegradable and compostable. Our cutlery products are made from plant starch, they are a mix of renewable plant starches including corn, potatoes, other vegetables, and fillers. They have a heat tolerance of 180° F. and contains 100% renewable materials. Unlike other other biodegradable cutlery, these are Compost-certified.
Why Use Sugarcane Products?
Bagasse (sugarcane fiber) is produced by using sugarcane pulp left after juice extraction, which is normally discarded or burned. The stalk becomes a "reclaimed resource". Sugarcane is a renewable, fast growing resource and harvested every 18 months. The pulp used to make products would otherwise be made from tree fiber - it can take up to three tons of trees to make one ton of paper, and each tree can take 10, 20 or even 30 years to mature. These plates and bowls are very sturdy - no need to "double-up". They are microwave and freeze safe. They are also grease and cut resistant.
Looking For A Local Composting Facility and/or Rich Compost For Your Garden?
•Community Environmental Management Inc.
2856 Ridge Valley Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
•Southern Landscape Supply
4548 Thompson Mill Road, Buford, GA 30518
•Smith Garden Products
4200 Bramblett Road , Cumming, GA 30040
232 Roger Brown Drive, Barnesville, GA 30204
What's Being Said
It was great and we were very pleased with your service! The guys were great, we were very impressed with the professionalism. Our customers were very pleased with the service that they received and enjoyed the special event! Thanks for coming to my rescue at the last minute!
CMO/CAO D. Geller & Son Jewelry