Product Symbol Guide

This product is made from bamboo, an annually renewable and sustainable resource.

BPA is short for bisphenol A. Bisphenol A is a chemical that has been used to make some plastics and resins and can have potentially harmful effects at higher levels. BPA-free products are free of this chemical, plastic products that are not marked as BPA-free may be made with BPA.

Compostable products can be broken down from their raw materials into a conditioner for soil. Some products can even decompose in less than 60 days when taken to a commercial composting facility. For more information, be sure to check the rules and regulations on composting in your area.

Dishwasher Safe:
Dishwasher safe products can be placed in a dishwasher for easy cleaning. This helps reduce time spent hand washing dishes.

CiboWares has a wide variety of eco-friendly products available to suit any business. Our eco-friendly products are designed to put less stress on the environment than traditional non-eco-friendly products such as plastic. These products can be made from many different materials and are a great option for any location looking to take a “green” approach to foodservice, or reduce the amount of stress their business puts on the environment.

Freezer Safe:
Freezer safe products can be placed in a freezer. Some products can be used to freeze food items to prevent food from spoiling.

Latex has been known to cause some allergies in users. Latex-free products do not contain latex or latex proteins and are safe by use for those with latex allergies or sensitivities.

Lead is a toxic substance, but higher levels can still be found in tableware such as non-disposable plates and bowls. The FDA does not look at how much lead is in a piece of tableware, but is concerned how the lead leaves the tableware, or leaches out. Lead-free tableware is made without lead and is a safe and quality option.

Made in USA:
These products are manufactured in the United States of America.

Medical Grade (Gloves):
CiboWares has a wide variety of medical grade vinyl, latex, synthetic, and nitrile gloves available. Medical grade gloves can be used in hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, and other medical facilities. They are used when there is a risk of coming into contact with bodily fluids or contaminants. Our medical grade gloves are non-sterile and are used for non-surgical examinations and procedures. Medical grade gloves are powder-free as some patients are allergic or sensitive to glove powders.

Microwavable products can be heated up in the microwave to ensure food items are hot and ready to serve. Microwavable products should not be left in the microwave for long periods of time.

Not Compostable:
While this product is a more sustainable alternative to traditional disposable materials, it is non-compostable.

Oven Safe:
Oven safe products are safe for use in the oven and can stand up to higher temperatures. Most of our products are oven safe up to 212, 350, 400, 425, and 450 degrees.

This product is made from paper, a compostable resource.

This product is made from Polyethylene Terephthalate, a non-toxic material that is 100% recyclable.

Unlike traditional plastics, this product is made without petroleum.

PLA refers to polylactic acid which is a corn-based plastic material. CPLA is crystallized PLA that gives products a higher heat resistance. These materials are compostable and are produced using sustainable methods.

Powder-Free (Gloves):
Gloves can be powdered or powder-free. Powder-free gloves go through a process called chlorination to make the gloves less sticky and easier to put on. During this process gloves are treated with a chlorine solution, rinsed with water, and then dried to get rid of the powdered residue. Powder-free gloves are ideal for use by users with allergies or sensitivities to glove powders and can be used in situations where glove powders may cause contamination.

Recyclable products are able to be recycled. Recyclable products can be treated or processed to make new products or be reused. This process helps to reduce the stress on resources and helps prevent the waste of quality materials or products. It also helps to reduce water and air pollution associated with processing raw materials. For more information, be sure to check the rules and regulations on recycling in your area.

Renewable Resources:
This product is made with resources that are naturally replaced by the environment over time. Choosing products made from renewable resources puts less strain on the environment.

Sugarcane Bagasse:
This product is made from bagasse, a byproduct of the sugarcane harvesting process, and is an annually renewable and sustainable resource.

This product is made from wood, a compostable resource.