Vancouver Catering, Bakery; services Vancouver Catering, Bakery ; services
online menu |  FAQs |  shopping cart     
 Calhoun's Catering is «GOING GREEEN» by using the following:
1. Biodegradable & Compostable Bagasse (Sugar Cane Fibre) Plates,Cups, Bowls and Take-out Containers

2. Biodegradable Corn Starch Cutlery

3. Fully biodegradable Biobags

Biodegradable & Compostable Bagasse (Sugar Cane Fibre) Plates,Cups, Bowls & Containers)
The plates, cups, bowls and containers we use are disposable, compostable & biodegradable made from 100% bagasse - sugarcane fiber that remains after the extraction of juice from the sugarcane. Sugarcane is a readily renewable resource, and its fiber can be turned into products normally made from plastic or paper thereby avoiding the pollution that comes from the burning of sugarcane pulp after juice extraction. These biodegradable items are soak proof, have no plastic or wax lining applied to it and can be used for both cold and hot items. Although these products are soak proof, hot items may cause them to "perspire" and some condensation will form at the bottom. Nonetheless, we believe them to be a more responsible alternative to styrofoam & plastic (non-biodegradable, petroleum derived, pollution causing) and even paper (reducing the number of downed trees).

Biodegradable Corn Starch Cutlery/Utensils
These biodegradable utensils are made completely with non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) corn resin. The resin shows over 60% biodegradation within 90 days under the ISO 14851 testing methods which measure biodegradability. The resin at 0.25mm thickness has passed the European EN13432 standards for biodegradation, completely breaking down in 10 weeks. However, the utensils are approximately 3.5mm thick, and hence will take much longer to biodegrade.

If every household in Canada and the USA replaced just one 500 count package of virgin fiber napkins with 100% recycled ones, this would save more than:

  • 3.1 million trees
  • 8.2 million cubic feet of landfill space, equal to over 12,200 full garbage trucks
  • 1.1 billion gallons of water, a year is supply for 9,000 families of four
Calhoun's Going Green...

"GOING GREEEN" by using:

»» Biodegradable & Compostable Bagasse Plates,Cups, Bowls & Take-out Containers

»» Biodegradable Corn Starch Cutlery

»» 100% Recycled, 90% PCW Unbleached Napkins

home | about Calhoun's | catering | events | sitemap | testimonials | contact us
©2002-2018 Calhoun's Catering Ltd. powered by: & Vancouver web site design