Product Features

Almost all of our products have environmental benefits (we're working on making it "all"), but it can be confusing to choose the right items for you.

To simplify things, we've color coded our product lines to help you. GreenStripe® products are renewable (and the vast majority are commercially compostable), while BlueStripe™ products are made with post-consumer recycled content.

Which line is right for you? It depends on a combination of what is important to you and what your access to recycling and composting looks like. The beauty of both platforms is that the materials themselves deliver an environmental advantage relative to traditional plastics, so you really can't go wrong.

GreenStripe®
Made from renewable resources
BlueStripe™
Made from post-consumer recycled content

MaterialsMaterials

Environmental BenefitsEnvironmental Benefits
  • Made from renewable plant materials that can be grown again and again
  • Not made from oil like traditional plastics
  • All GreenStripe® products (except Plant Starch Cutlery) are compostable, which means they can be returned to the soil to help plants grow
  • Compostable GreenStripe® products are ASTM compliant and BPI certified compostable in commercial facilities only, which may not exist in your area.
  • Not suitable for backyard composting.
  • Made from post-consumer recycled materials that have been used, recycled, and repurposed, meaning fewer virgin resources are required and less landfill waste is created
  • Making new products from recycled materials helps drive recycling markets and infrastructure
  • BlueStripe™ plastic products are not recyclable in a majority of communities, though check with yours to find out what they'll accept
  • BlueStripe™ products incorporate the highest amount of post-consumer recycled material available without compromising performance.
  • BlueStripe™ hot cups are not recyclable.

PerformancePerformance
  • Great choice for a wide range of items
  • Not always hot food friendly
  • Look for the hot or cold icon to match the right products with your needs
  • Paper and sugarcane products can go in the freezer. However, they are not airtight, so freshness and freezer burn can become issues if left there too long. Ingeo™ plant-based plastic can become brittle when frozen, so we don't recommend putting these products in the freezer.
  • BlueStripe™ products perform just like regular plastic products
  • Perform well with hot foods
  • Look for the hot or cold icon to match the right product with your needs
  • Plastic can become brittle when frozen, so we don't recommend putting these products in the freezer.