BOSTON -- DiningIn reports that it has replaced the disposable cutlery and paper products that it provides to its restaurant partners with biodegradable products from Transitions2Earth (Seattle). DiningIn has offered EcoPure cutlery and servingware formed of plastic treated to be biodegradable in landfills.
"Since 95% of all plastic cutlery is thrown away and does not decompose in a person's lifetime, we want to give customers the option to use biodegradable products for their dining needs," said DiningIn chief executive Michael Hackel.
DiningIn also is replacing its polystyrene foam plates with biodegradable, compostable bagasse plates. Bagasse material, made from the fibrous residue of sugar cane, is described as a compostable, earth-friendly option that will biodegrade in commercial composting facilities or in landfills.
Since 1988, DiningIn has "given back time to busy people" through its restaurant delivery service. Over two decades, this service has grown from a local Boston operation into a national organization.
Working with local neighborhood favorites and national brands, DiningIn has striven to simplify food delivery in applications ranging from family dinners through office events to holiday gifts.