Making the switch
Outpost customers had been asking us to find a more sustainable alternative to the traditional polystyrene trays that we used to use. Those weren’t made from renewable resources.
We tried pressed paper trays, but found they didn’t help maintain product freshness and tended to dry items out. Then we found NatureTRAY™ a foam tray made from annually renewable resources that delivers all of the food service benefits of traditional petroleum-based polystyrene foam trays.
They’re compostable in municipal or commercial compost facilities. They are NOT suitable for backyard composting.
As part of Outpost’s overall efforts to be a sustainable business, our goal is to have all fresh departments use the trays. Some sizes used by certain departments might not yet be available.