Dennis Paper & Food Service is committed to sourcing and offering the best possible eco-friendly product options.
Finding the right fit for your operation starts with understanding the variety of different product options available.
Considering greener products for the first time? it’s helpful to be aware of how these products can be mindfully disposed of to reduce your operation’s, and your customer’s, impact on the planet. Are you looking for packaging that can be reused again and again? Products that can be recycled after they’re used? Or, single-use disposable product that are compostable?
Have questions? Want more options? Gain access to even more in-stock products and industry leading suppliers by talking with a Dennis Account Executive. Together you’ll find just the right solution for your business. 1-800-439-2727.
The most common eco-friendly & sustainable materials:
PET: PET is an FDA approved, sturdy, leak resistant, and recyclable material, ideal for cold foods.
CPET: This is a crystallized form of PET, which allows the product to be freezer and oven-friendly.
PCR PET: Post consumer recycled PET, helping to further reduce waste.
PLA “Corn Cup”: Made from corn starch, looks and feels like traditional petroleum-based plastic, but products made from PLA are biodegradable and compostable.
POLYPROPYLENE: Recyclable, mineral filled material designed to reduce the container weight and cost.
MOLDED FIBER PULP: Products are made of biodegradable plant fiber pulp. This material is often a sugar cane manufacturing byproduct known as Bagasse, a renewable material that is certified BPI compostable.
Fabri-Kal is committed to producing packaging in the safest and most environmentally responsible way possible. From their use of innovative materials to their ability to reduce unnecessary packaging through design and manufacturing advances, they push the envelope every day.
They’re a leader in the use of next-generation eco-friendly materials, including post-consumer recycled PET and plant-based resins. Their Kalamazoo, Michigan, plant was honored with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Silver certification in 2010. And they’re proud to have also earned a partnership recognition from SmartWay Transport, the leader in green transportation.
From conscious manufacturing practices, to responsible use of materials they’re striving to be the best they can be. And to produce packaging that’s as right for the planet as it is for your business.
37781 CUP PLA 9 OZ
37783 CUP PLA10 OZ
37783 CUP PLA12/14 OZ
37784 CUP PLA16/18 OZ
37785 CUP PLA 20 OZ
37786 CUP PLA 24 OZ
37790 LID FOR 10 CORN CUP
37791 LID FOR 9/12/20 CORN CUP
37792 LID FOR 16/24 CORN CUP
37793 DOME FOR 9/12/20 CORN CUP
39120 PLA PORTION-CUP 2 OZ
39126 PLA PORTION-CUP 4 OZ
39152 LID FOR PLA PORTION-CUP 2 OZ
39156 LID FOR PLA PORTION-CUP 4 OZ
11459 PLA 6” SQR 2 COMPART CONT
12535 PLA 6” SQR 4 COMPART CONT
8499 PLA FLAT LID FOR SQR CONT
17264 PLA 6” SQR 4 CONT
NuWare by Fabri-Kal is made right here in the USA and is designed to be a high-performance “green” container. In addition to being manufactured in the USA, the materials to produce NuWare containers are also harvested in the USA. NuWare containers are durable, ovenable, microwaveable and grease resistant.
18125 CONT PAPER HING 9X9X3 1C
18127 CONT PAPER HING 9X9X3 3C
18129 CONT PAPER HING 9X6X3
18522 CONT PAPER HING 6X6X3
Genpak services the retail, food processing, and food service industries with a large portfolio of products. Genpak produces some of the highest quality food packaging available on the market today. Their manufacturing scope ranges across 10 different rigid packaging substrates along with 6 kinds of flexible packaging materials. Those material options are constantly being improved upon in terms of quality and aggressive environmental stewardship goals.
Genpak takes environmental stewardship very seriously. They always meet and often times exceed state and federal environmental regulations regarding our manufacturing profile. Each facility also undergoes their own, internal environmental stewardship program focusing on aggressive energy savings, recycling and efficiency programs. Many times our own internal stewardship goals are far more reaching than mandated programs.
11956 CONT BLK 9X9X3 HVST PRO
11958 CONT BLK 9X9X3 3C HVST PRO
12685 CONT BLK 8X8X3 HVST PRO HING
36513 PLATE PAPER ROUND 10”
4401 CONT PAPER 9X9X3 1C
4403 CONT PAPER 6X6X3 HING
4824 PLATE PAPER OVAL 10X12
4825 TRAY PAPER 5C SCHOOL
4826 PLATE PAPER ROUND 6”
4827 PLATE PAPER ROUND 7”
4828 PLATE PAPER ROUND 9”
4830 BOWL PAPER HVY 12OZ
5497 PLATE OVAL 7.5X10
Years ago, Berk Paper recognized the need for greener alternatives to the traditional plastic cutlery and Styrofoam plates. And, with that, a relentless worldwide search for the right solution began. Shortly thereafter Berk launched their Environ line, complete with cornstarch cutlery and a host of plate, bowl, and clamshell container options.
1530 FORK ORGANIC MED WGHT
1531 KNIFE ORGANIC MED WGHT
1532 SPOON ORGANIC MED WGHT
16861 CUP PAPER HOT 12OZ KRFT RIPPL
16863 CUP PAPER HOT 16OZ KRFT RIPPL
16865 LID WHT FOR RPPL CUPS 16861
20087 CUP PAPER HOT RIPPLE 20OZ KRA
Vegware is a manufacturer and visionary brand, the global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging. Their extensive range of eco catering disposables offers quality environmentally-friendly products at competitive prices. Their award-winning hot and cold drink cups, takeout boxes and food containers are made from renewable, lower carbon or recycled materials, and can all be composted with food waste where accepted. Customers love the look and feel of our premium eco-friendly materials, as well as being part of a sustainable, circular economy.
16867 CONT PAPER 12OZ KRFT SOUP/ICE
16869 CONT PAPER 16OZ KRFT SOUP/ICE
17479 CONT PAPER 8OZ KRFT SOUP/ICE
17483 LID CLEAR FITS #17479/19155
Sabert is committed to sustainability and looks far beyond recyclable or compostable product lines. It impacts their entire business model, from new product development to ongoing modification and product improvements.
Sabert prides itself on a deep rooted commitment to environmental values and responsibilities, which they bring to life each day through continued efforts to reduce their environmental impact. From their facilities to their products – sustainability and quality are never compromised.
11460 BOWL PULP 32OZ ROUND
11461 LID CLEAR PLST FOR #11460
11462 BOWL PULP 16OZ ROUND
11463 LID CLEAR FOR #11462 BOWL
Royal Paper Products, Inc. is a leading importer and supplier of over 1,000 disposable products for the foodservice, hospitality and janitorial industries. Royal Paper Products, EnvirolinesTM line is dedicated to providing the most environmentally-friendly food preparation and service products available on the market. These products are eco-friendly disposables, carefully designed and created to live up to our exacting environmental standards.
9794 SPOON HVY WOODEN CMPST
9798 FORK WOODEN HVY CMPST
9801 KNIFE WOODEN HVY CMPST
10920 CONT PAPER #1 KRFT 26OZ
10921 CONT PAPER #8 KRFT 45OZ
11998 STIRRER BAMBOO 7.5” WRAPPED
19547 CONT PAPER #3 KRAFT BIOPAK
17369 GLOVE SYN C2 HYBRID PF XL (also #17373/17676/17371)
McNairn Packaging manufactures a broad range of food packaging products for the food service, supermarket, bakery and food processing markets, with an emphasis on creating innovative, value-added products that help our customers succeed. McNairn Packaging products are naturally environmentally friendly. With renewable resources as the basis of our product offering, we have obtained FSC ® & BPITM product certification to provide our customers with authentic and professional-standard certified products.
14789 WRAP WAX SNDWCH 15X20 KRAFT
17174 BAG SANDW KRFT 4X2.5X16 WNDW
18456 PAPER FREEZER 18” KRAFT/BROWN
2170 WAXPAPER DELI 10X10 NTRL KRAFT
2171 WAXPAPER DELI 15X10 NTRL KRAFT
5039 PAPER BUTCHER ROLL 18”KRAFT
17176 BAG SNDWCH KRFT 5X2.5X10 WND
World Centric® envisions a thriving world and exist to be of service to the planet and people. At World Centric® they try their best to protect the earth’s ecosystems and natural resources for generations to come. The proof is in the products they sell, how they run their business, what they do with our profits and the values they hold.
World Centric® compostable products are lighter impact alternatives to everyday plastic and Styrofoam disposables. They use less energy and water to manufacture and cause less pollution overall than petroleum-based products. They come from renewable resources and waste materials.
16186 SLEEVE HOT CUP 10-20OZ
19353 NAPKIN DINN 2P KRAFT CMPSTBL
19355 NAPKIN LUNCH 2P KRAFT CMPSTBL
19447 CONT INGEO/PLA CLR 8X8X3 HING
19449 CONT INGEO PLA CLR 6X6X3 HING
19527 LID DELI 8-32 COMPST/PLA WRLD
19944 CONT INGEO 24OZ DELI CLR RND
19968 BOWL SALAD CLR 16OZ INGEO
19970 LID CLEAR INGEO FOR #19968
There’s no denying that the popularity of plastic straws is dwindling. Today’s customers want eco-minded alternatives. We offer two types of environmentally friendly straws; compostable/PLA straws from Cellucore and Paper straws from Aardvark and Hoffmaster.
19473 STRAW 7.75” GIANT WRAP CMPST
19722 STIRRER/SIP 5” BLK CMPST
19786 STRAW 7.75” WHT PAPER WRP CMPST
19788 STRAW 7.75” BLK PAPER UNWRP
20124 STRAW PAPER WHT 7.75” UNWRP
20126 STRAW PAPER WHT 7.75” GNT WRAP
As more and more consumers look for everyday products that are environmentally responsible, the emergence of bamboo products on the world’s markets offers customers a chance to reduce the catastrophic environmental effects of clear-cutting and deforestation. Bamboo is the single fastest growing species of plant on the planet with some species growing more than a meter a day. In sharp contrast to trees which require decades to recover from harvesting, bamboo reaches maturity in 3 to 5 years or less and when it is cut, the stem is left in the soil to sprout a new shoot and start the growing process again.
11526 PICK BAMBOO KNOT 3.5”
11998 STIRRER BAMBOO 7.5” WRAPPED
14602 SKEWER BAMBOO 10”
14662 PICK BAMBOO KNOT 4” NATURAL
12455 BAG BELL TOGO W/HNDL REUSE
Reusable bell bags are from NoAxe are washable, recyclable and second to none in performance, easily standing upright on counters while loading or unloading. Plus, they meet bag ban law requirements!
6252 BAG TSHIRT 12X7X22 14MIC
Eco-friendly takeout bags say “Thank You” in green lettering and feature a note that lets customers know it’s a biodegradable product, showing that your operation is being responsible with the environment.
Anderson Chemical provides your operation with consistent quality and performance. The INTEGRA® Program offers operators the versatility to fit any conditions in their facility. Safe, “bio-friendly” and cost effective are three concepts Anderson strives to build into each product and system they manufacture.
2522 CLEANER FLR BIO CLN ENZYME #1
2524 CLEANER GREEN GP NATURAL DOSE
2536 CLEANER ACID*RSTRM #102 PRIST
2559 CLEANER FLOOR/DGRSR NATURAL#2
2582 DETERGENT POT&PAN LUSTER #10
2583 PRESOAK INVADE INTEGRA #9
2715 CLEANER HD AP CITRIGREEN
6891 SOAP HAND FOAMING “GREEN” HPG
6975 CLEANER HPG OVEN AND GRILL
7249 DETERGENT DISH HPG #30
Maine Standard Biofuels transforms used cooking oil into a wide variety of biobased products, like their line of Wicked Strong cleaners. The recycling process at their biorefinery generates near-zero waste.
2522 NON-TOXIC FLR & SURFACE CLEANER
UNDERSTANDING THE RECYCLING CODES ON THE BOTTOM OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS
|#||NAME||USES & RECYCLING|
|Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)||Polyester fibres, thermoformed sheet, strapping, soft drink bottles, tote bags, furniture, carpet, paneling and (occasionally) new containers.
Picked up through most curbside recycling programs.
|High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)||Bottles, grocery bags, milk jugs, recycling bins, agricultural pipe, base cups, car stops, playground equipment, and plastic lumber.
Picked up through most curbside recycling programs, although some allow only those containers with necks.
|Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)||Pipe, window profile, siding, fencing, flooring, shower curtains, lawn chairs, non-food bottles, and children’s toys.
Extensively recycled in Europe; 481,000 tonnes in 2014 through Vinyl 2010 and VinylPlus initiatives.
|Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)||Plastic bags, six-pack rings, various containers, dispensing bottles, wash bottles, tubing, and various molded laboratory equipment
LDPE is not often recycled through curbside programs, but some communities will accept it. Plastic shopping bags can be returned to many stores for recycling.
|Polypropylene (PP)||Auto parts, industrial fibres, food containers, and dishware.
Number 5 plastics can be recycled through some curbside programs.
|Polystyrene (PS)||Desk accessories, cafeteria trays, plastic utensils, toys, video cassettes and cases, clamshell containers, packaging peanuts, and insulation board and other expanded polystyrene products (e.g. Styrofoam)
Number 6 plastics can be recycled through some curbside programs.
|Other plastics, such as Acrylic, Nylon, PLA, Polycarbonate & multi-layer.||Bottles, plastic lumber applications, headlight lenses, and safety shields/glasses.
Number 7 plastics are not typically recycled, with newer materials like PLA now being biodegradable and compostable, and some curbside programs now take them.