The problem, however, is that contrary to popular opinion, most biodegradable plastic won’t break down in a landfill. Yet because plastic cutlery is intended to be disposable, almost all if it ends up in the garbage.
This is where Seattle-based company, RTG Custom Supply, enters the picture. RTG Custom Supply founder, Randy Bennett owned the largest restaurant delivery service in Seattle and worked hard to meet the demands of his customers in supplying biodegradable cutlery. He tried the corn-based or potato-based cutlery and, like his customers, he felt a little better thinking that their plastic forks will biodegrade back to the earth. “We were surprised to learn that the biodegradable product we were buying had to be taken to a commercial composting facility to biodegrade” said Randy. “That would be fine,” he added, “but estimates are that 95% of plastic cutlery ends up in the trash and it simply won’t biodegrade when it gets to a landfill”.
Frustrated with the products available, his new company, RTG Custom Supply, partnered with EcoPure™ and created a solution called Transitions ™ SuperDegradable™
In simple terms, Bennett explained, RTG Custom is the only company using EcoPure ™ to target the 95% of disposable cutlery that ends up in the garbage so customers do not have to change their disposal methods and can still help the environment.
More information about the technology that’s changing the green initiates of many food service companies and the products available from RTG Custom is available at www.RTGCustom.com or (206) 788-4650.
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RTG Custom is a privately-owned, Seattle-based company with thirteen years of experience in satisfying restaurant and food service supply needs.