BEDFORD, Mass. — 

Good Start Packaging, a leading supplier of compostable food and drink packaging, has introduced its own line of 24- and 32-ounce plant fiber burrito bowls and round bowls with universal matching lids. This collection expands the supplier’s branded product line of home compostable and marine degradable straws made from plants.


“We were having trouble sourcing PFAS-free bowls made from sustainable plant fiber that were BPI-certified compostable, so we decided to make them ourselves,” explains Ken Jacobus, founder and CEO of Good Start Packaging. “We understand how important reliable, cost-effective, and durable packaging is to our clients. We’re thrilled to bring these new products to the market while continuing to offer foodservice packaging and supplies from our valued manufacturer partners.”


Good Start Packaging created the bowls and lids in response to requests for products free from per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  PFAS have been linked to health and environmental issues and have been banned in states including New York and California. These new fiber bowls and lids are certified through the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), North America's leading authority on compostable products and packaging.


The 24 and 32-ounce plant fiber bowls have universal matching lids to minimize operators' inventory and storage costs. The round bowl lids also feature secure closure tabs for added security. In July, Good Start Packaging plans to expand the collection to include clear, corn-based PLA lids. “We’re excited to introduce more sustainable products that work for our customers, their customers, and the environment,”