Green: Choices for good

Access Partners proudly represents diverse manufacturers that offer environmentally progressive product solutions in a wide variety of areas. From the use of sustainable materials to those that put an emphasis on multi-use, recyclability and compostability, we offer ideas and alternatives to meet your business objectives and regulation challenges. If you are interested in using earth-friendly products, consult with your Access Partners representative.


Eco-Products

Eco-Products is a “green” company that operates in disposables and positions itself as the most recognized and authentic brand in sustainable food service packaging with over 500 SKUs available. As category leaders in the industry relative to composting and recycling, they go beyond products and offer customer life-cycle assessment reports and zero-waste consulting. With an exclusive commitment to environmentally-preferred packaging, they are able to deliver benefits to our partners that are unique in the marketplace. 

Eco-Products carries certification by B Corp, which is a third-party validation that their business meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Source: Eco-Products 101: June 2019

For more information please visit: https://www.ecoproducts.com/

 


Fabri-Kal

Fabri-Kal’s compostable & disposable Greenware™ products include cups and lids, on-the-go boxes, and portion cups. These products are certified by the Biodegradable Plastics Institute (BPI) to meet international standard ASTM 6400 for compostability in actively managed municipal or industrial facilities.

Greenware™ products break down into carbon and water, like other matter derived from plants, in responsibly managed composting facilities with mature compost, constant temperature control and specific relative humidity for good biological growth. Correctly done at 150 degrees F and 90% humidity, products will completely compost in approximately 50 days.

Source: Fabri Kal/Greenware: June 2019

For more information, please visit: http://www.fabri-kal.com/

 


National Checking

As a company that produces quality paper and disposable products for restaurants, National Checking realizes the effect its manufacturing processes can have on the environment, so they take active steps to mitigate their impact. Their Green Fuel Waste Reduction program turns waste into pellets that can be used as a heating source. This has allowed National Checking to decrease the amount of waste entering landfills by 220,000 tons annually.

Additionally, 99.9% of all inbound paper is either sent out as finished product or it is recycled a pre-consumer waste. National Checking uses paper that is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council which ensures that the paper is sustainably sourced. The company has also partnered with its suppliers and has transitioned all thermal paper to be 100% BPA free. Register Roll cores are made with 100% recycled plastic and pallets are constructed with 81% recycled material that can later be reused or recycled.

Source: National Checking/ About NCCO: June 2019

For more information, please visit: https://www.nationalchecking.com/


Green Drain

The Green Drain ™ is an environmentally-friendly, water-free, trap seal made from a flexible silicone membrane to allow for the outbound flow of water and debris while blocking gases, odors, and pests from entering the building. It can be installed in most floor drains without the use of tools and reduces exposure to hazardous sewer gases and waterborne pathogens that are commonly found in drain lines and plumbing systems. Best of all, Green Drain products can reduce the need for the use of chemical products in drain lines, saving money and protecting oceans, rivers and other downstream receivers of chemicals in sewage.

Source: Green Drain/Product Features: June 2019

For more information, please visit: https://www.greendrains.com/


VerTerra

Made of 100% renewable resources and BPI-certified compostable, VerTerra’s Fallen Leaves Dinnerware is the stylishly sustainable alternative to other disposables. No trees are ever harvested or cut down for this line. No chemicals, waxes, dyes or additives are applied.

VerTerra continuously works to create new products and become even more sustainable than ever before. For instance, their patented collapsible catering box line and patent pending cheese and charcuterie boards are made from tree stumps that have been left by the sawmilling industry and lined with rice paper. Ask your Access Partners representative about their full selection of items for eco-friendly catering and meal service.

Source: VerTerra/About Us: June 2019

For more information, please visit: https://www.verterra.com


EcoSafe

EcoSafe® Zero Waste designs and implements solutions for source separation of organics and recyclables with a focus on diverting organic waste from landfills to commercial compost facilities. They provide their customers with the products (such as compostable bags or zero waste bins) and services they need in order to build sustainable, source separation and diversion programs designed to achieve zero waste in communities, institutions, businesses, event venues, and at home and in public.

Source: Eco Safe/About Us: June 2019

For more information, please visit: http://ecosafezerowaste.com/


Access Partners Zero Waste Initiative

Access Partners aims to lead by example. That’s why we believe it’s imperative to ensure that we’re good environmental stewards whenever possible in our day-to-day activities. All of our offices participate in our zero-waste initiative, and we hope that our partners will do the same.

This initiative starts with our sales team. We implement ongoing training on eco-friendly products, regional recycling, and composting resources. This way, they’re well versed in the latest practices and regulations– an increasingly important asset in today’s world.  Our sales team also has the opportunity to drive company supported electric vehicles for their everyday sales duties. Access Partners also does its part to manage sample product waste. Excess samples are donated or recycled.

The next step in this initiative is our internal practices. The Access Partners headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga reduces energy consumption with state-of-the-art energy efficient HVAC systems and LED lighting. In addition, all our offices recycle cardboard, paper, bottles and cans. Furthermore, we reduce the use of paper whenever we can by prioritizing electronic documents.

Being environmentally conscious starts with businesses. It is our responsibility to influence change not only in our employees but in the industry as a whole.