The line includes 19 products from hot and cold cups to plates and hinged containers, all of which are made with renewable resources, the company pointed out in the announcement.
The initial line of products utilize a unique material made from corn, called Polylactic Acid (PLA), and fiber from sugarcane, called bagasse, which are renewable year after year. The distributorship regards them to be a more sustainable option for foodservice operators than traditional Styrofoam or petroleum-based plastics. Bagasse products also prevent pollution from the normal burning of sugarcane fiber after the juice is extracted. All Monogram Sustain products are biodegradable and can be composted by restaurants that have established composting programs.
U.S. Foodservice said in the announcements that it anticipates that with its reach, Monogram Sustain will potentially accelerate the shift towards the use of renewable resources in the foodservice industry. According to Pat Mulhern, president of U.S. Foodservice