Aloha and Welcome to Sustainable Island Products
Our Maui location now serves Lanai and Molokai too.
Sustainable Island Products is a family-owned, Hawaii-based distributor of more than 450 eco-friendly, compostable, and recyclable products. We supply Maui businesses with cold cups, deli containers, hot cups and soup containers, cutlery, plates, clamshells, napkins, paper towels, pizza boxes, glass bottles, and jars.
Our products are sustainable alternatives to many single-use items commonly used in restaurants, grocery stores, schools, hotels, and offices.
We take great pride in doing everything we can to protect our beautiful and diverse island home. As part of our philosophy, we strive daily to find ways to be more eco-friendly and economically sustainable.
SIP has a strong link to environmental stewardship. We foster a more healthy and natural Hawaii in all that we do, creating a lasting positive social impact. That’s why we guarantee the compostable nature of our products as well as the quality of their performance.
But our investment in a more sustainable Hawaii extends beyond our product offerings.
Actively Supporting a Greener Maui
SIP offsets our shipping, delivery, and utilities-based carbon emissions through landfill gas capture, renewable energy products, and farm power projects.
We also give back a minimum of 20% of our profits to social, education, and environmental cause organizations throughout Hawaii.
Additionally, twice a year, we design custom cold cups as part of our Cups for a Cause program. These cups call attention to local environmental and social non-profits and raise awareness for each group’s important work. We also support those efforts with a donation of $2,000 from cup sales to each highlighted organization.
About Our Products
All of our products are certified compostable except for our glass bottles and jars. That means they can be mixed with food waste and composted at a commercial composting site, typically breaking down in 12 to 16 weeks or less.
In comparison, biodegradable products have no set timetable to break down if returned to nature. In addition, compostable products are an improvement over plastics because approximately 25% of plastics placed in recycling bins still wind up in landfills due to contamination. And overall, only 10% of all plastics are recycled in the United States.
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 Maui Location
We provide quick and friendly service throughout Maui, including Kahului, Kihei, Lahaina, and all upcountry locations. Our Maui warehouse is located at:
SIP Maui Warehouse
Five Star Transportation
53 Lunalilo Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
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.