The CLEAR choice for a CLEAN environment

Clearly Clean’s R&D did its homework — and chose PET.

So, why did the team choose PET?

PET is safe, environmentally friendly, durable, and hygienic — and it provides a protective barrier to maintain product freshness and retain structural integrity when subjected to the moisture of the meat, seafood, and produce.  (See below for even more reasons!)

Once we decided on the material, we invented and PATENTED the world’s first recyclable rolled-edge PET overwrap tray, which mitigates leakers and film tears.

Our tagline is Clearly Clean: the CLEAR choice for a CLEAN environment.  Hopefully, this page helps make the choice even clearer.

The Case for Sustainability

A CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
From the hazards of Styrofoam to the buying habits of Millennials and the general consumer, this presentation will help you make an argument for sustainability internally to your peers. Click here to learn more.

WHERE ARE THEY BANNING FOAM -- AND WHY?
Did you know that the packaging industry represents one-third of all trash?
Did you know that foam food trays are key contributors to that trash?
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Which Material is More Eco-Friendly?

SAN DIEGO PREFERS RECYCLABLE PLASTIC
NOT PREFERRED
Coated paper, “compostable” and “biodegradeable” plastic, sugarcane, bagasse, bamboo, molded fiber
COMPOSTABLE BIOPLASTICS
Which is better for the environment: COMPOSTABLE BIOPLASTICS or PET?
A magazine tells us that the answer may surprise you! Click here.
BIOPLASTICS -- THE FINE PRINT
Many people assume all bioplastics are made from plants and can break down completely in the environment. But that’s not the case. Click here.
GOING GREEN -- AND GOING CRAZY?
Just what do POLYSTYRENE, PET, POLYPROPYLENE, COMPOSTABLE, BIODEGRADABLE and RECYCLABLE mean anyway? Click here.
COMPOSTABLE? IS IT REALLY?
READ THE UNDERLINED CAVEAT.
It’s only compostable IN AN INDUSTIAL FACILITY, but there are ONLY 123 of them nationally!
COMPOSTABLE BIOPLASTIC FOAM
Can COMPOSTABLE BIOPLASTIC foam melt?
Get the facts.
Click here.
MOLDED FIBER
Is it as green as it seems? (There are ONLY 134 facilities that take molded fiber NATIONALLY!)
What are PLA and PFAS?
What about deforestation?
Find out here.

EXPERT QUOTE
Bioplastics could potentially be worse for the environment than conventional plastics.

–Arthur Huang, World Leader in Recycling

EXPERT QUOTE
The future of recycling in America is encouraging! It’s poised for rebirth!

–Neil Seldman, Co-Founder of Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Waste to Wealth Initiative

Why Clearly Clean?

DUPONT AWARD
Clearly Clean’s thermoformed 100% recyclable MAP tray won a DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation.

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AMERISTAR AWARD
Clearly Clean was awarded the AmeriStar Award for Packaging Innovation by the Institute of Packaging Professionals.

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