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Sustainability

We're not a disposable products distributor trying to act green. We've always been green - from the beginning. Green Alaska Solutions pioneered the sustainable products movement in Alaska. Being thought of as leaders in environmentally-friendly food service disposables means not only providing disposables but also educating the public about the importance of using them.

Sustainable disposables sounds like an oxymoron, but we live in a consumer culture where disposable products are ubiquitous and they aren't going away anytime soon. We see this as an incredible opportunity to help change our community by selling more sustainable disposable products.

WHY IT MATTERS

REDUCE RELIANCE ON PETROCHEMICALS

Most traditional plastic foodservice products are made with foam, polystyrene, or polyethylene - plastics which are made with petroleum, or oil. Today we need all the oil we have to do more important things. So your disposable cup, a product that you spend mere minutes with and then toss, is not the best use of this extremely valuable resource. 

REDUCE LANDFILL CONTRIBUTIONS AND POLLUTION

Plant based containers breakdown more quickly and leech no toxins. 

ENRICH SOIL

Plant based containers can be composted along with food waste in a commercial composting facility.

CONTRIBUTE TO GOOD HEALTH 

There are legitimate health concerns from eating or drinking out of foam or plastic containers. Styrene is a suspected human carcinogen and is in every Styrofoam product. Styrene migration occurs when the styrene leaves the Styrofoam and actually enters the food that's being held in the container.  Hot liquids (like soup or coffee) increase the rate of migration.

TAKE A VISIBLE STAND ON ENVIRONMENTAL OR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES

As consumers are increasingly committed to protecting their environment, the demand for sustainable disposables will increase. Businesses that use sustainable packaging made from renewable resources will attract more consumers. Statistics indicate that when consumers are presented with an environmental option in purchasing decisions, they will choose the item that is better for the environment.

DID YOU KNOW ?

Just 14 plastic shopping bags contain enough embodied petroleum energy to drive a car 1 mile.
-- Trellis Earth --

DID YOU KNOW?

Recycling 1 short ton (0.91 t) of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7 thousand US gallons (26 m3) of water, 3 cubic yards (2.3 m3) of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil (84 US gal or 320 l), and 4,100 kilowatt-hours (15GJ) of electricity - enough energy to power the average American home for six months.
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