Going Green with
is a division of Import Food Network, LLC.
that specializes in products that areâ€Ś 8/12/2008
biodegradable â€˘ materials that can be broken down by living organisms (decomposers)
compostable â€˘ materials that can be broken down by aerobic decomposition.
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annually renewable â€˘ resources that are replenished naturally at a rate comparable or faster than the rate of human consumption.
We use plasticsâ€Ś
• polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for shrink • • • •
wrap low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for produce bags, trash can liners, food storage containers Polypropylene (PP) for drinking straws, yogurt containers Polystyrene (PS) for plastic tableware Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) for packing peanuts, cups, meat trays, take-away food containers
• Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) for
carbonated drink bottles, microwavable packaging
In 2007, the United States alone generated
30.7 Million Tons
of plastic waste.
Only 6.8% was recovered by recycling.
Tons of plastic end up littering land and sea.
And because plastic is so slow to degrade,
it can take hundreds of years for a Styrofoam cup to break down. Even then, plastic just degrades to smaller pieces of plastic which is still harmful to wildlife.
We use paperâ€Ś
• Paper Tableware: bowls, plates, cups • Napkins • Paper Grocery Bags, Lunch Bags • Take-out Containers • Microwavable Containers
In the United States, paper accounts for the most waste83 million tons.
Paper production generates pollution. Paper-making plants worldwide release millions of pounds of
highly toxic chemicals such as toluene, methanol, chlorine dioxide, hydrochloric acid, and formaldehyde into the air and water.
Bleaching with chlorine releases dioxins, environmental toxins that may cause cancer, damage to immune system, and thyroid disorders. The process releases lots of organic material into rivers and lakes.
In addition, paper is madeâ€Ś
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Some wood comes from old growth forests. These forests are
non-renewable because of unique biological features such as including a variety of tree species at various ages (including very old trees) and housing rare species
Other wood comes from tree farms, which may use pesticides,
insecticides, and fungicides and
which replace natural forests and do not foster the same biodiversity.
Those were some environmental reasons
to Go Green, but there are othersâ€Ś
It’s what customers want! • Use GREEN as a public
relations platform to differentiate from other companies.
• Gain ecoconscious customers.
Styrofoam (EPS) products were
banned in Berkeley, CA in 1988. Over 20 other cities and counties in California have enacted bans also.
Plastic bags were banned in San Francisco, CA on March 27, 2007. Many other U.S. cities are considering fees or bans on plastic bags as well. Here are a few: Austin, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Bakersfield, Calif. New Haven, Conn. Portland, Ore. Phoenix, Arizona Annapolis, Md. Other countries including China, Ireland, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania's Zanzibar islands ALREADY discourage the use of plastic bags by fees and bans.
? We offer…
Our Philosophy: We are not a distributor, we are your
is a company founded specifically to
help you with sourcing, quality control, and importation hurdles.
We have over 40 years of experience in importation and logistics. For the past 10 years, we have been providing quality specialty food products to the food service industry, and with our Green division, we are poised to continue this tradition of bringing niche markets to you.
Our Solutions: We are a network of suppliers, offering a broader range of products than a single importer/distributor. Instead of pushing our line, we source what you need. Because we are a team working for you – but only when you need us – you reduce your direct overhead and avoid additional sourcing expenses. With distribution warehouses throughout the country, we can service you anywhere in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.
Our Price: We have among the lowest prices in the industry. When you buy from us, you have access to our entire network at direct-frommanufacturer prices.
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