Jan 8 - Plastic Is Out, Biodegradable Products Are In

A growing numbers of cities in CA have lately been adding polystyrene bans for restaurants and other food establishments. Because of this, environmentally friendly food service products have received a lot of interest from restaurant managers. This is where a small company based in Richmond, Excellent Packaging & Supply, come in, by providing a complete line of compostable and biodegradable food service products, including utensils made from potato starch and soy oil. Ilana DeBare of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Allen King and Steven Levine are trying to change the food service industry, one Spudware spoon at a time.

Excellent Packaging & Supply, a small Richmond company started by King and Levine, is carving out a niche as a distributor of compostable and biodegradable food service products.

They sell dinner plates and coffee cups made from sugar cane residue. Drinking straws and take-out boxes made from corn starch.

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