Green & Mean


If you sell food for a living, you are aware of the ever-increasing options for "green packaging." Imperial Dade is committed to the "green" movement and has the largest inventory of eco-friendly food packaging containers in Manhattan, if not the entire East Coast. If you want products from renewable resources like corn, potato, sugar cane or bulrush (cattail)-or if you are looking for recycled paper or plastic-we have it!


Please contact me at if you would like any samples of the green packaging lines distributed by Imperial Dade to food service operators in Long Island, Manhattan, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Queens, Chicago and Connecticut.

Green & Mean Products
  • 2016 Food Service Catalog | by Be Green Packaging
    • Tree Free
    • Recyclable
    • Compostable
    • Non-GMO
    • Bleach Free
    • Microwave and Freezer Safe

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  • 2017 Product Collection Guide By VerTerra

    Apart from being BPI-certified compostable, tests have shown that soil containing VerTerra compost enhances plant growth by over 15%.  VerTerra products can withstand hot food, liquids and oils. Aside from acting as a natural insulator, our dinnerware will not leak or impart taste. Our dinnerware is made from fallen palm leaves (that would otherwise be burned), steam, heat and pressure. No plants or trees are cut or harmed during this process. VerTerra Dinnerware can withstand up to 2 minutes in the microwave on a high heat setting or up to 45 minutes in the oven on 350° as long as they are at least 6” from the heat source. VerTerra Dinnerware will naturally biodegrade at home or in an industrial compost without using chemical agents.

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  • 3 Compartment Fiber Taco Clamshell

    There are three separate sections, allowing your tacos to stand upright and be easily carried out by your customers. Clamshells are 100% Compostable

    Perforated Hinged Lid. Sturdy, strong and eco-friendly. 300/Case

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  • BioPak SmartServ Food Containers
    SmartServ® to-go containers will keep your entrees hot and fresh. Just fill the container full and close the flaps. They will not leak, are grease resistant, microwavable, and the one piece constructions means no lid required, which reduces inventory.

    Your entrees will still be fresh and hot in SmartServ® containers, and your takeout will never be better. SmartServ is made from a sustainable natural resource; and the best part is, per unit, it is cost effective versus other takeout packaging.
    Custom printing is available.

    SmartServ® containers can be used for:
    Rice dishes
    Cajun dishes
    Pasta dishes
    Deli salads
    Noodle dishes
    Fish & Chips
    Chinese dishes
    Chicken Tenders
    French Fries


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  • Bridge-Gate Biodegradable Containers & Plates

    Great new eco-friendly packaging options from Bridge-Gate! These containers are made from the non-edible portion of wheat and are a bit stronger than traditional bagasse (sugar cane) containers & plates. Increase your “green-ness” perception with these natural, non bleached containers & plates. Your tree hugging customers will love them!

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  • Colpac Compostable Takeout Containers

    Cartonboard disposables to complement and enhance your bakery and cafe products.

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  • Compostable Divided Insert | by Sabert
    • 100% Recyclable and Compostable
    • Multiple base and lid options allow for a variety of configurations for any application.

    • Ensure customers take home the very best in food presentation.
    • Perfect for dine in, takeout and delivery

    • Designed to fit multiple base options
    • Perfect for tacos, wraps, pitas and more

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  • Compostable Takeout Containers by Sabert

    New 24oz, 32oz, and New 48 oz Terrapac Fiber Pulp Bowls

    3 Bases x 3 Lids = 9 combinations

    Sustainable Packaging 

    All bowls certified recyclable and BPI certified compostable 

    Unbeatable quality and performance meet a variety of food applications

    Multiple bowl sizes with interchangeable lids allow for ultimate versatility with fewer SKUs.

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  • Compostable Wooden Cutlery By VerTerra
    THESE ARE the most amazing and intriguing utensils you will ever eat with! VerTerra Wooden Cutlery is premium 100% compostable, all natural, single-use wooden cutlery that delivers stunning
    more than plastic.

    FORK - Famous for being able to pierce a raw carrot, its strong tines will not deflect and bend the way plastic tines do.
    KNIFE - The unique serrated blade is strong enough to easily cut steak yet sharp enough to slice a ripe tomato.
    SPOON - Filling the needs of spoons, the VerTerra Wooden Cutlery spoon is strong enough to dig into hard ice cream

    VerTerra is:

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  • Corrugated Food Takeout Boxes | by Burrows Packaging

    Constructed with a sturdy light weight micro-flute, Eco-Flute® will balance moisture, resist grease and retain heat so the quality of the food is maintained.

    Eco-Flute® is also a smart choice for the environment as a superior alternative to polystyrene products. With the ability to reduce overall disposal costs, all Eco-Flute® products are compostable and made from recycled materials. They are also stackable, easy to store, and come pre-assembled. Burrows offers a number of standard Eco-Flute® sizes, designs and styles and can also customize virtually any order with graphic designs or product specifications.

    Eco-Flute® Pure White
    Offers a pristine surface with a simple, minimalistic look. Burrows’ environmentally friendly production process gives customers the benefits of a pure white product without the harmful chemical bleaching process.

    Eco-Flute® Stock Prints
    Add pizzazz to any takeout order. Choose from standard prints, or create a custom solution!

    Eco-Flute® Natural
    With its down-to-earth feel and natural brown color, it’s an especially appropriate choice for environmentally conscious consumers.

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  • Delta Paper’s Paper Nuts

    Made from 100% Recycled Materials
    Because Paper Nuts are made from 100% recycled materials, (both post consumer and post industrial paper) they are clean, safe, nonpolluting, and low in particulates. PaperNuts® are easily recycled. When discarded, they biograde when exposed to water.

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  • EarthShell Biodegradable Plates And Bowls

    Great new biodegradable product that is made of 100% potato waste and made in the USA, lessening its carbon footprint.Has good insulating properties, is microwaveable, and is totally biodegradable!

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  • Green Industries Pleat Pak & Magic Bag

    FANTASTIC innovative packaging for burgers and fries! If you sell burgers, you must see a demonstration of how this unique product can give you the edge vs. your competition!

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  • GreenBox Pizza Box

    The GreenBox pizza box (featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, CBS’s Rachael Ray Show etc.) is a multi-functional, eco-friendly pizza box that transforms into four plates & a handy container for leftovers, eliminating the need for wasteful storage materials like disposable plates, plastic wrap & aluminum foil.

    Our product is available in 10”, 12”, 14”, 16” and 18”, is customizable to any size and can be produced with artwork in up to four colors on either kraft or white.

    We like to think of it as the pizza box of the 21st century.

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