LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Just in time for Earth Day, Repurpose announces today that its innovative, sustainable, durable, single-serve tableware made exclusively from plants is now available for purchase at Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores throughout Southern California. Albertsons is stocking Repurpose eco-insulated hot cups, cold cups, heat-resistant cutlery, and heavy-duty plates and bowls. Vons and Pavilions are stocking the Repurpose eco-insulated hot cups.
“For those looking for affordable, single-use, disposable tableware, Repurpose offers the greenest possible alternative to Styrofoam, plastic or paper cups and to petroleum-based utensils,” says CEO Lauren Gropper. “Studies show 78 percent of Americans will buy green products if they can find them on shelves and if the products are the same quality and price as their non-sustainable competitors. We are so thrilled to have Repurpose available in Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions, because these stores really serve their Southern California communities. We hope to contribute by offering superior, plant-based products at the best price.”
Repurpose’s cups, bowls, plates, forks, spoons and knives are made from corn, sugar and other plant materials, all of which are annually-renewable resources. And unlike traditional plastic or even paper items, all Repurpose products are 100% compostable in an industrial composter in 90 days, which means they can return to our planet’s soil in a closed-loop system. All Repurpose products are also BPA-free, chlorine-free, petroleum-free and use only soy-based inks.
“Sustainability is an extremely important aspect of our Albertsons-Safeway mission,” says Carlos Illingworth, director of communications and government affairs for Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions. “The Repurpose line makes it convenient and affordable for the diverse customers we serve in Southern California to make smarter, healthier choices for their families and for the planet.”
Making this better choice doesn’t mean sacrificing durability or functionality. Repurpose cutlery can withstand temperatures up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and Repurpose heavy-duty plates and bowls are cut and leak-resistant. Inventive eco-insulation ensures one Repurpose cup is all you’ll need to keep your beverage hot—and not your hands; plus there’s no Styrofoam or petroleum-based liner, so all you’ll taste is your beverage.
“Repurpose is entering the mainstream Southern California market at the perfect time,” says Corey Scholibo, CMO and co-founder of Repurpose. “Consumers are more and more concerned about what we ingest when using conventional plastic products. Not only does Repurpose communicate a commitment to the environment, but the company also prioritizes personal health and wellness by offering an alternative to plastics. This partnership is really a win-win for Albertsons-Safeway shoppers.”
Suggested Retail Pricing at Albertsons:
Repurpose 12 oz Insulated Cup: 12 pack w/12 lids/ $4.99
Repurpose 12 oz Cold Cup: 20 pack/ $3.99
Repurpose Cutlery: 24 count pack/$2.99
Repurpose 9” Plate: 20 pack/ $3.79
Repurpose 6” Plate: 20 pack/$1.99
Repurpose 16 oz Bowl: 20 pack/$3.79
For more information and a store locator, please visit www.RepurposeCompostables.com
Repurpose was founded in 2010 by a group of eco-entrepreneurs driven to positively impact the environment by changing everyday behavior. Realizing the devastating effect single-use plastics were having on the environment and the fact that no alternatives existed for the consumer, Repurpose decided to manufacture its own. Repurpose, a line of sustainable tableware that looks out for the health of you, your family, and the planet, was born. Our mission is to reduce the amount of plastics in our environment and offer guilt-free, renewable alternatives. By purchasing from Repurpose, consumers support a woman-owned, sustainable company that is changing the world—one cup, fork and plate at a time. Visit RepurposeCompostables.com and join Repurpose on Facebook.com/Repurpose or follow @repurpose on Instagram and Twitter. Repurpose—Welcome to a Cleaner World.