One of the largest restaurant shows was over the weekend in Chicago. National Restaurant Association Show (NRA) brings together everything you could possibly need for a restaurant, commercial kitchen, and startup. Walking the show you’re sure to get 10,000 steps in for the day, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
During our walk of the nearly 2,500 vendors you could see the clear growth into technology. There’s an entire section now devoted to making restaurants more efficient. From foodservice orders of food packaging and disposables, to front of house ordering systems, there’s a digital solution for everything.
The food packaging sphere at the show has changed a bit. The industry has been transitioning away from polystyrene containers to more recyclable options with a better life cycle story. At Genpak we are working on broadening our microwave safe, reusable containers, as well as our compostable product offerings. With focus on better treatment of the environment all plastics manufacturers are looking to streamline processes to protect Mother Earth. Bamboo and molded fiber had a major presence at the show. Check out our Harvest Fiber containers to learn more about our compostable and biodegradable products. Our Green Room has great information highlighting our processes as well as end of life plans for the containers used in restaurants.
Source reduction is becoming widely acceptable in our society in hopes of eliminating waste and protecting the environment. Manufacturers are taking advantage of this solution using the three R’s of sustainability: reduce, reuse, and recycle. This 3-step process generates new paths explored by Gen Xers and Millennials as they are more versed in saving the environment through various source reduction programs.
Smart Set Pro containers are recyclable, reusable, and microwave safe.
Here at Genpak, we mark environmental solutions as a high priority by making conservational moves in the food packaging industry. Our best example of that is Smart Set Pro, a collection of microwave safe containers that are designed to be reused, as they are dishwasher safe and recyclable. High in quality and in value, these sustainable containers are perfect for signature menu items and are revolutionary for the ever evolving dine-in, take out, and home delivery platforms. In addition, it’s comprised of textured polypropylene, which is cool to the touch and 20% lighter compared to other competitor options.
We take pride in meeting the growing demand for quality products one container at a time, as we strive to be your food packaging company.
Interested in learning more about what Genpak is doing to protect the environment? Visit the Green Room for global facts, concerns, and our solutions. For more information about Smart Set Pro, click here. To request a sample, click here.
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Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, 2017. Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to support environmental issues across the world.
HF836 & HF936 – Harvest Fiber bowl with compostable lid
Not only is Earth Day promoting discussion about climate change and sustainable environments, but it also gets people thinking about how their daily lives can make an impact on our Earth.
At Genpak, we are committed to helping keep Earth viable for as long as possible. We use annually renewable resources to produce our Harvest Fiber items, post-consumer recycled content in our Deli Containers and Supermarket Containers. All of our Smart Set Pro and Oven Ready Containers are 100% recyclable. You can learn more about our sustainability efforts in our Green Room.
The ability for an item to composted and biodegradable is high on everyone’s list of environmentally friendly concerns. Harvest Fiber is compostable. It will completely breakdown in 90 days in a commercial compost facility
Check out our video to learn more about Harvest Fiber and Earth Day and request free samples.
HF270 – Harvest Fiber Super Jumbo Container
We hope you will participate with us this Earth Day to help keep the Earth around for many generations to come. For more information on Earth Day, visit www.earthday.org.
Did you know we will be at the National Restaurant Association trade show in Chicago? You should stop by our booth (#1626) to chat with us about our new Harvest Pro line.
More and more restaurants are moving to a more environmentally friendly option. Our Harvest Pro line combines quality and responsibility to bring you a recyclable, non-absorbent, cut resistant, microwavable clamshell. Produced with 40% natural minerals Harvest Pro offers a great way to reduce your environmental impact, but not reduce the quality. Harvest Pro is also leak resistant because of the double lock closures with tab opening. These containers also come in a vented option for hot foods. These options are everything you could ever want in a hinged container.
Harvest Pro comes in a range of sizes, from the most popular size, 9″ x 7″, general purpose container for burgers and fries or chicken wings, to the 6″ x 6″ sandwich container. If portion control is an issue Harvest Pro offers two three-compartment containers. Having different size options helps with portion control but also keeps your look consistent.
Harvest Pro is:
- Non-absorbent – your food isn’t soaked into the container. You don’t lose any flavor in your meal.
- Cut resistant – you don’t end up cutting your table, losing dressing or sauce due to slices in the packaging.
- Microwave safe – heat up your leftovers without burning your hands, melting the container, or blowing up the microwave.
- Recyclable – when you are through, toss it in with the rest of your recyclables.
Did you say you wanted something with a design on it? Well Harvest Pro can do that too. We have embossing options available to suit your needs.
Remember Genpak’s Harvest Pro next time you are thinking about being “Responsible, Renewable & Reliable.”
Stop by our booth for a chance to win a Summer Survival Kit containing cutlery, cups, plates, and bowls; everything you need for a party! See you soon.