We use biodegradable and compostable food service utensils for all our corporate catering lunches in the Vancouver area.
We source these products through BSI Biodegradable Solutions, a Vancouver-based company specializing in all sorts of sustainable and compostable wares for food service? These incredible utensils are tan in colour and feel very similar to a high quality plastic, however they have been proven to even out-perform plastic in boiling and microwave tests, are dishwasher safe and of course, will completely biodegrade or compost when disposed of.
I encourage anyone planning a large event where disposable food service items would be required to consider using these fantastic products.
Here is a blurb from the BSI website about their company values:
“Based in Vancouver, Canada, BSI specializes in sourcing and supplying bio-based, compostable food service ware & product packaging to the North American market. We know it’s important that our compostable products work for both the environment and for your business.
We supply 100% compostable, biodegradable food service ware, packaging, and flatware that perform as well or better than conventional products. With our quality control and research programs, we deliver products and expertise to the benefit of your customer, your brand, operational constraints and sustainability goals.
Our comprehensive in-house knowledge on bio-based, compostable, biodegradable & sustainable products brings you the answers you need for a successful compostable program. Beyond being a quality supplier, BSI is able to transfer our expertise to your team with consultation services and training programs specific to your needs.”
While they are not the most cost-effective option out there, they are the highest quality and most sustainable product available that we could offer to our clients, so for our business, it was an easy choice. To learn more about our sustainable catering practices, check out this page on our website.
Our team always welcomes the opportunity to further discuss reducing waste at your event – don’t hesitate to get in touch with us any time.