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Plastics

The Right Balance

Earthware reusable containers are made of reusable and recyclable #5 polypropylene. They are 100% BPA (bisphenol) free and are NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified, which means the containers are manufactured using only FDA approved raw materials.

Based on SGS testing in an international testing lab conducted between Dec 25th, 2020 and Jan 7, 2021 our containers did not contain any amount of short or long chain PFA’s including PFOA’s and PFOS’s.

On the other hand, single-use takeout containers are filled with these very harmful chemicals and unsafe plastics.

Environmentalists, food and safety agencies and restaurants agree, they want a container that can be sanitized to the highest standards, leak-proof and can be used as much as possible without reacting to heat, breaking when stacked or dropped. We’ve found that perfect container.

When our containers have saved over 1000 single-use containers from being thrown into the landfill. We guarantee that they are 100% recycled by our contracted recycling partner. And because they are clear they are more desirable to recyclers.  

The Material Truth

Even bioplastics, made from renewable resources like palm leaves or bamboo include additives so are no healthier nor compostable which destroys collection. They are more of a problem than a solution.

Getting into the Right Fight

There are many different types of plastics and the movement towards reducing single-use plastics and other single-use items while developing reusable plastics that can be repurposed…is the right fight.

It’s a meaty document but you can read the Government of Canada’s Single-Use Plastics Prohibition Regulations to see where our country is headed. We are encouraged that Earthware is in the right place at the right time to propose a quick win and sustainable solution.

 

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