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Eco-Products Earns Industry First for Compostable Packaging

Eco-Products’ Vanguard clamshell is the first molded fiber item made with no-added PFAS to be approved by the Compost Manufacturing Alliance.

Vanguard Clamshell

Eco-Products’ Vanguard line of compostable plates and containers use a proprietary chemistry to achieve grease resistance without the addition of PFAS, part of a class of materials sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals.”

CMA provides field disintegration testing through several prominent processing methods to ensure products sent to industrial compost facilities adequately break down within the production cycle. In an ongoing project testing different molded fiber products, the Vanguard 9-in., three-compartment clamshell met the requirements for CMA’s windrow technology approval (CMA-W). Additional Vanguard items are in the testing process now with results expected later this year.

“Eco-Products is proud to be an industry leader in offering the very best, most innovative products made from renewable and recycled materials,” said Ian Jacobson, President of Eco-Products. “CMA’s approval of this item continues to distinguish Vanguard as the premier option in the no-added PFAS product category.”

“Eco Products’ certification provides the CMA network of windrow processors with products that not only meet lab and field disintegration standards, but also fill a critical void in the supply chain for PFAS-compliant fiber materials,” said Janet L. Thoman, Compliance Director for the Compost Manufacturing Alliance. “We applaud Eco-Products’ diligent efforts to create products that work for consumers and composters.” 

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