The sustainable technology firm is disrupting the materials science industry by eliminating single and multi-use plastic waste GILBERT, Ariz. (March 10, 2020) — Footprint, a
Fast-casual chain Sweetgreen has announced it is phasing out per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in its bowls by the end of this year. The company is working with the packaging company Footprint on an alternative that it has already begun to roll out in some stores.
Compostable packaging took a hit when it was discovered that they contained chemicals that would last forever in the soil. Now there’s a better, cleaner solution.
Footprint’s Chief Technology Officer, Yoke Chung, was featured on ABC15 to discuss how Footprint is transforming the food industry by replacing plastic food containers with trays, bowls, plates, and straws made of wood fibers. They’re recyclable and biodegradable, and everything is made at a 135,000 square-foot facility in Gilbert, AZ.
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“To get something like fiber to perform like plastic and provide that shelf life and shelf stability for the food — we saw as a real challenge. We want to eliminate plastic in the supermarket,” said Troy Swope, the CEO.
You can watch Troy’s appearance on TastyTrade’s ‘Bootstrapping In America’ by visiting the following link: Episode Link: Bootstrapping In America. Troy Swope of Footprint
Footprint was recently featured on 3TV/CBS 5 for having 100% compostable food containers. GILBERT (3TV/CBS 5) – There are 250 billion disposable cups used every year