Quality disposables manufacturer and supplier, Herald has reported a spike in sales of its cornstarch cutlery, along with other products in its bidegradable range. The cutlery, which looks and feels like plastic, is natural and completely decomposable. Launched by the company in a bid to meet the growing demand for greener goods, it has enjoyed a surge in popularity since it first hit the market earlier this year.
Herald is also due to launch a bagasse range of products which will include square, round and rectangle plates, in varying sizes, along with bowls and hot boxes. The range is expected to appeal to individuals responsible for sourcing items for large kitchens, workplace canteens and cafeterias, alongside the food to go and general catering markets.
Managing director of Herald, Yogesh Patel explains why sustainable products are proving most popular in the current climate: “There has been a general raising of awareness and many facilities managers and caterers are working to a green agenda. It is now, quite often, a prerequisite that auxiliary products complement environmentally-friendly policies and meet a sustainable standard. This expectation is increasingly becoming the norm.
“Our aim is to provide as much choice as possible, while keeping costs down. Our customers are budget conscious and want to get the best value and good quality. It shouldn’t have to be a choice between one or the other.”
Herald has aimed to stay ahead of the trend for environmentally friendly and alternative products over the last few years, introducing natural birchwood cutlery, stirrers and skewers alongside its cornstarch cutlery range.
Yogesh adds: “Any company that doesn’t offer sustainable solutions runs the risk of being left behind. The market is driven by the end-user. Natural products are generally regarded as more environmentally-friendly and our customers’ customers are now insisting on an alternative to plastic.”
Herald is supplying an increasing amount of products to the facilities management and public sectors with both of these sectors historically among the first to step up to meet public demand and stand ahead of the curve when it comes to the general push towards eco-friendly choices.
With over thirty years since its inception, Herald is renowned for its vast catalogue of goods that provides an unrivalled breadth of choice. It’s been careful not to sacrifice quality for price and adheres to a standard, refusing to stock products that fall below a certain grade in order to protect the company’s reputation and its customers’ expectation. Its product brands include All-Guard, AluFast, Aqua, Jazzcafe, Crystaline, Brochette, Carizma, Chef Master, Lacette, Fine Dine, Tuzcani, Windzer, Micro Fast, Rootier and Mr Chip.
For further information on Herald and its products, log on to www.heraldplastic.com or call 0208 507 7900.