Disposable plastic utensils may be small, but their collective carbon footprint is massive. In the U.S., more than 100 million plastic utensils are used daily,
Because Your Customers Care.
Alder-Tek Manufacturing is committed to enhancing our customers’ brand by manufacturing premium single-use wooden utensils and driving positive impacts for the environment and the world.
With decades of experience in manufacturing and logistics, Alder-Tek has an industry advantage when it comes to the disposable cutlery market. We understand that supplier quality assurance is inseparable from our customers’ branding initiatives.
Alder-Tek Manufacturing facilitates to conversion of “Sustainability Plans” into “Sustainability Achievements.” We are driving quantifiable sustainability results across a variety of market sectors and use cases:
Restaurants Groups and Fast Casual
As more governmental entities enact and enforce bans on single-use plastics, operations and sustainability leaders in the Fast Casual space need to find solutions quickly – without breaking critical supply chain continuity. Alder-Tek has the necessary expertise to bring rapid, durable change for restaurant chains of any size.
Schools, Colleges and Universities
Dining Directors face a complicated challenge: How to keep their communities fed and safe while addressing legitimate environmental concerns raised by students, faculty, and support staff. Alder-Tek helps leadership address these critical issues, delivering custom solutions for the unique challenges facing colleges and universities today.
Stadiums, Arenas and Event Centers
Public event venues face two key challenges when it comes to answering the call for increased sustainability; First, quality and value must be maintained. Second, sustainability solutions must be scalable and reliable. Alder-Tek possesses the manufacturing capacity needed for even the largest venues, and the supply chain experience to deliver products reliably every time.
Institutional Catering Facilities
Serving larger populations consistently is a significant challenge. When safety and budgetary considerations are also factored in, institutional operators might feel like they simply cannot meet the needs of their customers while also meeting their sustainability goals. Alder-Tek is the strategic partner these sites need to overcome the plastic crisis without blowing up budgets.
Gallup reports that in 2019, 74% of Americans worried about the state of the environment, and 77% worried about contamination of soil and water by
In 2018 alone, more than 54 billion pounds of plastic ended up in U.S. landfills, where it will sit for up to 1,000 years before
We once thought cutting down trees was a terrible thing. The truth is that it does not have to be. When done in a sustainable