DetailsThese paper biodegradable bowls are lined with NatureWorks polylactic acid (PLA), which is derived from corn grown in the USA. They differ from normal bowls in that normal bowls are lined with polyethylene and are not compostable or recyclable. Paper/PLA bowls are not the most sustainable solution, but they are a step in the right direction. The paper comes from PotLatch Corporation, a sustainable forestry corporation, and is Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) (bleached without elemental chlorine). The bowls are lined with PLA for easy recycling or composting. Cafes, restaurants and cafeterias require paper products for their look, printability and general customer acceptance. Technologically, it is very hard to make bowls similar to paper bowls from alternative fibers like bagasse, straw etc. We are still researching to see if paper cups and bowls can be made from a mix of alternative fibers, recycled fibers and sustainably managed wood fibers to create a more sustainable product. Please note, composting is required for biodegradation. These compostable containers will biodegrade within 180 days in a commercial composting facility, but can take up to a year or more to biodegrade in a home composting system. These bowls work well with hot foods up to 200 degrees F.
- World Centric Wood Pulp and Corn PLA 16-ounce Hot Paper Bowl, 500 ct.
- Corn Bioplastic Lining
- Can be used for both hot and cold items
- Environmentally responsible alternative
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