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Earth Plus: Planet-Friendly Packaging

Whether you’re moving toward using paper straws or less plastic, Sysco’s Earth Plus brand makes it easy to find eco-friendly products and packaging solutions that are as good for the environment as they are for your business.

An Earth-Friendly Approach

Earth Plus packaging keeps the spotlight on The Four Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Renew. Sysco’s planet-friendly line of caterware, to-go containers and other nonfood items focuses on reducing plastic use, producing items made from post-consumer plastic, creating recyclable foodservice packaging and using polylactic acid, a natural plastic material made from 100 percent annually renewable corn. “All of the items are in some way representative of The Four Rs,” says Evan Nave, Sysco’s Senior Manager of Brand Development. Earth Plus products also meet a growing consumer demand for eco-oriented pack- aging. Seventy-one percent of consumers believe it is important for restaurants to use environmentally friendly packaging, and 73 percent of millennials try to purchase products in recyclable packaging, according to Technomic.

71 percent of consumers believe it’s important for restaurants to use environmentally friendly packaging.


Real Packaging Solutions

Earth Plus consistently seeks out ways to create earth-friendly products that enhance the dining experience. As off-premise dining continues to rise, the Earth Plus Fiber Hinge Containers provide a convenient option for to-go packaging. In addition to being eco-friendly, they feature compartments that allow you to separate chicken from veggies, or sandwiches from chips. In a similar category, the Earth Plus Mineral-Filled Hinge Lid reduces plastic usage and resists grease and moisture, creating a seamless to-go experience. And when it comes to breakfast, the Earth Plus Soup Containers are good for grab-and-go favorites like oatmeal or grain bowls. Strong and durable, Earth Plus Fiber Tableware, Hot/Cold Beverage Cups and Paper Straws meet industry standards for compostability. As a result of extensive customer research, the beverage cups are made from 100 percent annually renewable plant-based materials.

Help for the Holidays

Earth Plus Caterware makes preparing for special events, catering and crowds easy with environmentally sound serving trays, dinnerware and serving utensils. The caterware uses 20 percent less plastic and is durable and flexible as well as spill-resistant and virtually grease-proof. These earth-friendly packaging options deliver a win for your operation. “We are always looking for new and innovative products that are great for your business as well as for the planet,” says Nave.

FRESH new look, SAME great brands

You may notice that our brands look a little different. Driven by our companywide commitment to more sustainable operations, and new FDA regulations on clear and clean labeling,  our products’ packaging now features a fresh new look. Rest assured that no matter what changes on the outside, the quality and consistency you’ve come to rely on remain the same.

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Our Sysco Brand products meet the most exacting standards for safety, reliability and quality. All Sysco brands are backed by the largest Quality Assurance team in the industry.