Food service

Online catalog lists compostable plastics certified to decompose

September 20, 2013 2:37 pm ET

A new online database lists more than 3,300 kinds of compostable plastic products that have been certified to break down in commercial facilities.

Lollicup USA plans to manufacture food service line in California

September 3, 2013 2:37 pm ET

Patriotism, a sense of consumer safety and automation are all factoring into a California company’s decision to move manufacturing of plastic food service products to the United States.

San Jose votes to ban polystyrene foam containers

August 27, 2013 11:08 pm ET

San Jose, Calif., will become the largest city in the country to pass a ban polystyrene foam containers for food service. The City Council on Aug. 27 passed a measure to phase out the material starting in 2014.

San Jose, Calif., set to vote on PS ban

August 26, 2013 9:36 pm ET

San Jose, Calif., may become the largest U.S. city to ban polystyrene foam containers for food service.

El Cerrito, Calif., poised to ban plastic bags, polystyrene foam

August 22, 2013 1:52 pm ET

El Cerrito, Calif., is one step closer to banning plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers, as the City Council passed both measures on first reading Aug. 20.

PS food-service companies ask court to dismiss Evergreen lawsuit

August 20, 2013 4:24 pm ET

Five major manufacturers of polystyrene food-service products, and the trade association that represents them, are attempting to get a lawsuit tossed that accuses them of conspiring against a closed-loop recycling program for lunch trays.

WNA investing $21 million in Chattanooga plant

August 14, 2013 4:59 pm ET

WNA Inc., a maker of plastic cutlery and dinnerware, on Aug. 14 announced plans to invest $21.7 million in its Chattanooga, Tenn., facility.

Inteplast buying Trinity Packaging's bag and food-service business

August 7, 2013 3:15 pm ET

Film and sheet giant Inteplast Group has acquired the plastic bag and food-service business of Trinity Packaging Corp. The deal includes Trinity plants in Lewistown, Pa., and Pueblo, Colo.

Some NYC restaurants push against proposed polystyrene foam ban

August 6, 2013 5:23 pm ET

Restaurant owners have continued to express opposition to the proposed polystyrene foam ban in New York City.

Demand for plastic cups and lids to rise 5 percent annually

July 15, 2013 2:53 pm ET

Global demand for plastic cups and lids will increase 5.9 percent per year through 2017, outstripping overall market growth of 5 percent, according to a new report.

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