World Centric, a manufacturer of plant-based and compostable tableware products, is rolling out its products into 750 Target stores nationwide and on the retailer’s website.
By using unbleached renewable plant fibers and plant-based plastic, the company said its products offer a sustainable alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastic disposable tableware options.
“We’re honored to be part of Target’s family of purpose-driven brands,” said Mark Stephany, World Centric, svp/sales. “Target is leading the way with delivering more environmentally and socially conscious products to its consumers. This expansion helps us to bring our plant based compostable products to millions of families seeking alternatives to traditional petroleum-based disposable tableware.”
The World Centric products available at Target include unbleached plant fiber plates and bowls, cutlery, straws and clear cold cups made from plant-based plastic, and FSC certified hot cups and paper straws. The plates and bowls are microwave and freezer safe and can be used for both hot foods up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and cold items. The hot cups have a plant-based bio-lining instead of petroleum-based plastic. The cold cups, straws and utensils are free of any petroleum-based plastic, the company said.
The World Centric line is also compostable, which means that all of the products will turn into soil in commercial composting facilities where available, said the company. In addition, World Centric also partners with environmental and social organizations whose programs help offset its carbon emissions.