Remcoda has announced plans to venture into the sourcing and supply of environment-friendly alternatives for companies in the quick service industry and food service distributors in the US. The US wholesale food distribution industry includes about 34,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $991 billion. The quick service restaurant (QSR) industry in the US is one of the most well-established in the world, with total consumer spending amounting to $304.8 billion in 2021. Remcoda’s expansion into these segments will help many companies in the food and beverage industry achieve their sustainability goals.

Remcoda will liaise with manufacturers of PFAS-free substitutes made from substrates like sugar cane, bagasse, pulp, bamboo, birchwood and natural fiber to source environmentally friendly alternatives. The company will then optimize the supply chain at all points to distribute them to companies in the food and beverage industry at reasonable prices.

Food packaging accounts for a significant portion of plastic pollution in the world. The use of such products has increasingly come under fire as many of them can contain harmful substances like PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) that break down very slowly when released into the environment and can cause health issues to humans. Remcoda’s foray into sustainable packaging for the food industry will help cater to the needs of companies seeking 100% compostable or biodegradable alternatives for single-use products that are free of PFAs. The transition is being led by the executive team of Marc Garson, Remy Garson, Cole Garson and Darryn Garson.

Commenting on Remcoda’s plans, Cole Garson, the company’s COO said, “One of the most popular fast foods in the US is pizza. There was a point in time when the lumber crisis made the raw materials to make paper boxes for packing pizzas scarce and expensive, while the Covid-19 pandemic increased the demand on take-out food, like pizza. Mom and pop pizza outlets were facing a crisis due to the high price and lack of availability of pizza boxes. We started importing pizza boxes made from recycled corrugated board from Mexico to remedy this shortage. Seeing the demand for such sustainable products from other companies in the food and beverage industry, we soon branched out into other products. The sustainable alternatives we offer include products like cutlery, straws, clamshell food containers, paper cups and bags. Many companies, like McDonald’s, have set ambitious sustainability goals as part of their corporate policy. Government regulations on food packaging are also coming into effect in many states like California. Our new range of environment-friendly products will help companies comply with environmental regulations and achieve their sustainability goals.”