Aloha and Welcome to Sustainable Island Products
Sustainable Island Products is a family-owned, Hawaii-based distributor of more than 450 compostable and recyclable products. We supply eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to many single-use items routinely used in Big Island restaurants, grocery stores, schools, hotels, and offices.
SIPs product lines include cold cups, deli containers, hot cups and soup containers, cutlery, plates, clamshells, napkins, paper towels, pizza boxes, glass bottles, and jars.
An essential part of our mission is to take responsibility for doing everything we can to protect our beautiful island home. As part of this commitment, we recently became a Certified B Corporation, constantly striving to find new ways to be more economically and environmentally sustainable. (Take a look at Sustainable Island Products B Impact Report here.)
We believe our legacy is intimately linked to environmental stewardship. That’s why we guarantee the compostable nature of our products as well as the quality of their performance. Every day, we create a positive social impact while fostering a more natural and healthy Hawaiian economy.
But our commitment to protecting Hawaii’s eco-system extends beyond our product offerings.
Committed to a Greener Big Island
We give back a minimum of 20% of our profits to social, education, and environmental cause organizations throughout Hawaii.
SIP also offsets our shipping, delivery, and utilities-based carbon emissions through landfill gas capture, renewable energy products, and farm power projects.
Twice a year, we raise awareness of the important work of local environmental and social non-profits through our Cups for a Cause program. We design custom cold cups to highlight their efforts, and provide added support through a donation of $2,000 from cup sales to each organization we support.
About Our Products
All of our products are certified compostable, except for our glass bottles and jars.
We chose only to distribute compostable products because, in contrast to biodegradable or recyclable products, compostable products can be mixed with food waste at an industrial facility. Typically, they will break down in 12 to 16 weeks or less in a commercial composting site.
In comparison, biodegradable products have no set timetable to break down if returned to nature. Also, only 10% of all plastics are recycled in the United States, and about 25% of plastics placed in recycling bins still wind up in landfills due to contamination.
Our Product Lines
Fiber Products. Made from agricultural by-products. Microwave and freezer safe. Oven safe up to 400°F for 30 minutes. No wax or plastic lining.
Meat Trays. Made from unbleached plant fiber and available with a plant-based biolining. They are soak proof, freezer safe, and contain no wax or plastic lining.
Paper Products. Bowls and cups made from FSC® paper (FSC-C028481) with NatureWorks IngeoTM bio-lining. Freezer safe and suitable for foods up to 220°F.
Paper Straws. Backyard compostable and marine biodegradable. FDA approved. Sustainable paper with no coatings or waves. GMO and BPA free with custom straw options available.
PLA Straws. PLA stands for polylactic acid and is a resin made from corn starch. Our straws are made from NatureWorks IngeoTM compostable plastic. Suitable for food up to 120°F
tPLA Products and Other Utensils. Made from 70% non-GMO compostable plastic and 30% talc. Suitable for food up to 200°F
PLA Products. Made from NatureWorks IngeoTM compostable plastic, derived from corn grown in the USA. Freezer safe and suitable for food up to 120° (clear clamshells)
Food Service Gloves. Made from plant-based PLA, not plastic.
Pizza Boxes. GreenBox eco-friendly pizza box made from 100% recycled material. The top of the box breaks down into four sturdy plates. The bottom transforms into a storage unit for leftovers –eliminating wasteful materials like plastic wrap, aluminum foil, disposable plates, and more.
Wasara. Fully compostable and made from all tree-free materials, specifically, bamboo and bagasse (the dry pulpy fibrous residue that remains after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice). Each piece is hand-cut in Japan.
Glass. We stock a variety of glass containers, such as 5 oz. hot sauce bottles, 9 oz. straight-sided jars, 16 oz. juice bottles, and growlers. Contact us for a full list or special orders.
Syrups and Sauces. We stock a variety of Monin syrups and sauces. Contact us for a full list or special orders.
Our Big Island Locations
SIP provides quick and friendly service to all parts of the Big Island, including Kailua-Kona, Hilo, Waimea, and other nearby communities. Our Big Island locations include:
73-5568 Kauhola St, Suite 6
Kailua-Kona HI 96740
831 Leilani Street, Suite N
Hilo, HI 96720
SIP serves all of the Hawaiian islands with additional office and warehouse locations in Kailua-Kona, Hilo, Wailuku, and Kapolei, and we provide delivery to any address in Hawaii (including Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai ) in 48 hours or less.
Contact us today to discuss your sustainable product needs.