Holiday Parties Are Easier And Greener With Repurpose Compostables

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Non-petroleum, plant-based utensils, plates and cups provide a more enjoyable experience

It’s time to laugh and celebrate the holidays with friends and family. While hosting holiday parties either at home or at the office, don’t get bogged down by stacks of dishes or guilt-enducing plasticware. Repurpose® Compostables (http://www.repurposecompostables.com), provides a premium product line that is a durable, affordable, guilt- and hassle-free solution with their eco-friendly food service products that last. Reducing waste while entertaining is critical given that, according to an EPA study, in the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, American households will generate an extra 1 million tons of trash.

Repurpose Compostables represent the evolution of traditional plastic cups and cutlery made from petroleum by replacing it with plant-based resin. Using bioplastic material, Repurpose provides compostable cups, plates and cutlery that are more durable, affordable and safe for the environment.

“Our products are high performance, yet environmentally sensitive. We don’t compromise quality,” says Corey Scholibo, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Repurpose® Compostables, “Our technology offers better quality products that are also better for the health of the planet. They are plant-based, compostable and entirely sustainable.”

According to a new Greendex survey, environmental concern has increased since 2012. 61 percent of consumers globally now say they are very concerned about environmental problems compared with 56 percent in 2012. It has been a mission of Repurpose® Compostables to address the growing concern about the status of the environment. That growing concern is being met with growing solutions to make sustainable living easy and convenient.

The high performance, clear cups are BPA free, non-toxic, and made from annually renewable resources using Ingeo™ resin. Ingeo resin is a durable, performance material made from 100% renewable plants instead of oil. The durable cutlery is also made from Ingeo™ resin, is heat resistant up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and won’t bend, break, or melt, giving consumers the same performance as the plastic products they are used to. Perfect for parties, picnics, sporting events or anywhere disposables are needed, consumers now have the convenience of single-use products while still lessening their impact on the environment. The cups and cutlery will compost in 90 days in a commercial composter, offering the most efficient end-of-life option for disposables.

Suggested Retail:
Repurpose 12oz Insulated Cup: 12 pack w/12 lids/ $4.99
Repurpose 12oz Cold Cup: 20 pack/ $3.99 & 50 pack/$6.99
Repurpose Cutlery: 24 count pack/$2.69

About Repurpose Compostables
Repurpose was founded in 2009 by a group of young environmental entrepreneurs, looking for quality solutions to the problem of single use petroleum based plastic products. After searching and finding few quality and cost competitive compostable solutions, they decided to manufacture their own. Repurpose was born with its mission to replace all single use disposable plastics with high quality, innovative, plant based alternatives. Repurpose makes products from plants, not petroleum, using Ingeo™ resin and meets ASTM 6400 compostability standards. Repurpose products are now available to consumers and to businesses allowing everyone the opportunity to lessen their dependence on oil, lower their carbon footprint, and find non-toxic, safe alternatives to plastic. For more information, visit http://www.repurposecompostables.com.

If you would like further information, images, samples, or to schedule an interview with Corey Scholibo, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Repurpose® Compostables, please contact Gillian Christie of Christie Communications via email at Gillian@christiecomm.com or by phone at 805-969-3744.

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