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    Back to School Lunches

    Many students are going back to school later in the month and the Conserveware collection is ideal for packing lunch!   The containers are biodegradable and come in various sizes and designs to perfectly pack an entire meal or individual portions.  Matching wrapped compostable cutlery kits are also available.  These products will minimize the spread of airborne illnesses through food and are environmentally safe.  School cafeterias can pre-pack food for the lunch line or parents can use them for packing lunch from home.

    There are several ways these containers can be used by schools to serve lunch.  The 3 and 4 section square trays offer the flexibility to serve more or less options in prepackaged meals.  These trays have lids that fit snugly over them for health and safety reasons.  When you open the tray, it’s like having a personal disposable bento box.  Sometimes the way food is presented is half the fun of eating for kids.

    Meals can be prepared and stacked in the lunch line for staff and students to easily pick up.

    They also come in different sized hinged containers.  Individual entrees or sides can be prepackaged in the smaller hinged containers to give students choices instead of having an entire prepackaged meal.  These are great for salads, sandwiches, desserts, and other options.

    Not only will these containers work for school cafeterias, parents can use them to pack lunch from home.  Lunches from home can be personalized to make them even more fun for kids.  Here, I made the sandwich and strawberries into ladybugs.  I also added a few frosted animal crackers for an exciting treat.

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    The sectioned trays are great for complete meals but space can be limited.  The larger hinged containers are great for packing foods that are already individually wrapped.  For example, a wrapped sandwich, individual portions of gelatin, yogurt and unpeeled fruit.  The individually wrapped fork and spoon can be tossed into the lunch bag and will be clean when ready to use.  They are also available in a kit with a fork, knife, spoon, and napkin. 

    With students returning to school, these biodegradable containers will help to reduce the spread of illnesses while being kind to the environment.  They come in various sizes and designs beyond what I’ve mentioned for more packing options.  Schools and parents both can use these containers in an effort to make lunch-time safer and more enjoyable for staff and students.  Stay happy and healthy this school year!

    Products used:

    9” Square 3 Section Tray

    9” Square 4 Section Tray

    9” Square Flat Bagasse Lid

    6”x6”x3.1” Square Hinged Container 

    8”x8”x2.5” Square Hinged Container

    Wrapped Cutlery Kit, PSM

    Individually Wrapped Fork, PSM

    Individually Wrapped Spoon, PSM

    Americana Picnic with Fineline Settings!

    With warmer weather ahead of us, there are promises of sunny days for outdoor activities like this Americana picnic!  It’s always fun to spend time enjoying nature with family and friends and to bring along a packed picnic.  I chose a historic old mill for the perfect backdrop to enjoy one of America’s favorite outdoor pastimes.  To make this even more fun, I used several partyware products from Fineline Settings to add nostalgia and ease into the picnic.     

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    There is nothing more symbolic of America than the bold red, white, and blue colors of the American flag.  These colors carry so much history, pride and unity.  I wanted to use these colors in varying shades for a familiar but modern look.  I chose a light blue picnic blanket for a bright and breezy vibe.  To keep with tradition, I added a wooden crate, a lantern and a wicker picnic basket.  A wicker picnic basket is another classic item that every exciting and nostalgic picnic needs.  I tossed in a few throw pillows to make it more comfy and inviting.  To top it off I added some flowers in shades of red, white, and blue to really make this beautiful and special.     

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    It’s great to be outdoor, but the most exciting part of a picnic is the food of course!  That’s why I feel it’s important to have wonderful partyware to serve the food.  I used a 35 oz carafe to bottle up a delicious raspberry lemonade.  Lemonade is another picnic staple and I like the coral color from the raspberries.  I love that the carafe has a lid to keep the drink from spilling during travel.  I also used the 16 oz mason jars for serving drinks.  They come with a screw on top lid with a hole for the straw which will help minimize spills and keep bugs out.  To make it more practical and fun, I took the lids off so I could place a classic red and white picnic napkin inside the jars.  Then I put a knife, fork and spoon in each to make it easier to hand out during the picnic.  I used the white disposable cutlery from the Conserveware line since they are biodegradable.  If we happen to accidentally lose a few in the wild, we won’t have to worry about harming the environment. 

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    I also chose various sizes of plates from the Conserveware line for serving the food.  They are available in several shapes and sizes, but I used the 10x5” rectangular plates, 10” square plates, 8” square plates, and 6” square plates.  The rectangular plates are great for displaying food.  I used one to serve classic ham and cheese sandwiches.  This will make it easier for everyone to grab a sandwich for themselves.  The 6” square plates were perfect for serving various fruits like strawberries and blueberries.  I like how these berries are red and blue to keep with our theme.  The 10” and 8” square plates are great for each person to take a little bit of everything for a delicious meal.  Since these are disposable and biodegradable, cleanup is easy since they can be tossed in the trash and are environmentally friendly.   

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                    Memorial Day and Independence Day are coming up and are great reasons to gather with your loved ones and have a picnic.  These holidays remind us to appreciate those who have served and is currently serving our country as well as be grateful for our freedom.  Make these significant celebrations more memorable by having a red, white, and blue Americana picnic in the outdoor space of your choice.  You can have even more fun by serving classic American picnic foods with fun drinkware and smart biodegradable plates and cutlery from Fineline Settings!  

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    Casual, Clean & Compostable - CPLA Cutlery

    You trust in earth friendly products – You live a conscious lifestyle – You believe in sustainability - You want to be environmentally responsible - You have made the decision to convert to Fineline’s Conserveware sugar cane fiber packaging – BUT what about the cutlery? Look no further, Fineline Settings is now providing you the ability to offer compostable food packaging, tableware AND now cutlery.  Fineline Settings can offer you an end-to-end environmentally friendly food service packaging solution along with matching CPLA (crystalized PLA) compostable cutlery.

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    Have you ever found yourself confused by environmentally friendly “words”? What do the words mean exactly or what is the difference between words. For example, biodegradable, compostable, renewable and reusable. Well, Fineline is working all angles to help educate you while also providing a broad selection of disposable items to suit every food packaging need.  It is our goal to provide you the right environmentally sound packaging solution in an operationally superior setting; while providing elegant design and array of material choices to suit your take out needs.

    With more and more consumers understanding the benefits of composting, we are following that lead by introducing a functional, elegant, and compostable line of cutlery. Our latest product launch of CPLA compostable cutlery comes front and center in the environmental movement and helps tell the story of our earth friendly Conserveware product line. CPLA compostable cutlery is BPI certified versus the plant based biodegradable options that combine multiple materials leaving questions to their ability to compost in a reasonable amount of time.  

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    Forks, Knives, and Spoons are one of the final components to insuring your take-out program is in compliance with most municipal composting ordinances. Gone are the days of weak and flimsy compostable cutlery that can’t stand up. Our new disposable, durable, and compostable line of cutlery comes in black or white.  Fineline’s new Conserveware cutlery is also available in labor saving pre-rolled kits, F/K/S kits and bulk. Fineline takes composting program guidelines very seriously.  We proudly and prominently display the compostable notation on the handle of all our Conserveware cutlery.  

    Now, in case you are like me and get confused by all the earth friendly terminology; here are some helpful hints about what we provide.

    Compostable material is considered the more earth friendly materiel because it eventually turns into nutrient-rich substance for the soil in proper composting facilities.  Products must have BPI certification to be included in this class of products.  Products also must be handled in a compost certified facility.

    CPLA products can be recycled or composted in commercial composting sites with 90% complete breakdown in 90 days and CPLA cutlery is BPI certified. 

    Recycling is the process of converting waste material into reusable objects. This process helps cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, potential waste of useful material and air/water pollution among many other community friendly advantages.  Using 99% post- consumer recycled content can be found as the basis material for Fineline’s ReForm collection.

    Sustainability is the notion of living a socially aware lifestyle. This includes considering our ecosystem and natural resources as equally valuable for future generations to enjoy.

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    Fineline is committed to insuring you have the most innovative, earth-friendly option packaging options to insure your that your food presentation is a hit!

    As always remember Fineline is here to help you Celebrate with Style. Show us how you use compostable Conserveware in your daily lifestyle. Tweet, tag, or link to us at Fineline Settings.

    A NEW Eco-Friendly Product Line - Introducing... CONSERVEWARE!

    As a response to the food service industry’s ever growing demand for compostable products, Fineline Settings introduces the Conserveware collection! Conserveware is a natural molded fiber material made from sugarcane pulp called bagasse. Operators who have built their brand on appealing to Earth conscious consumers will find the Conserveware product line to be the perfect solution for all of their packaging needs. The molded fiber material can handle the heat of hot foods, is microwavable, freezable and will compost within BPI standards.

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    What makes our introduction truly unique is the innovation we are adding to the Conserveware line. Fineline has introduced square, oval and rectangle bowls, as well as the traditional round plates and hinge containers that are most commonly used. Not only have we created new shapes and sizes, but most products can be equipped with clear recyclable PETE lids. The ability for Fineline to add innovation to this material is what separates us from the crowd. Fineline will continue to create new designs and shapes in the bagasse material that will help any operator create the perfect take-out vehicle for their business.

    The Conserveware line if the perfect compliment to Fineline’s product offering. With the addition of bagasse products, Fineline has created a full comprehensive catering product selection in the industry. Fineline now produces products in every available food service material to allow you to create the perfect packaging solution. We hope you will allow Fineline Settings to be your one stop packaging solution provider from your initial champagne toast to your take home family meal.

     

    Download your copy of the Conserveware brochure to learn more about the full product line.

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