ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY/CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
IF YOU'VE GOT ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES ON YOUR AGENDA,
WE CAN HELP YOU MEET YOUR GOALS!
We, at DMECH, Inc., sincerely believe that our Spifork brand of utensils represents a greener design that has serious potential to compete with, and to ultimately displace, manufacturers that are producing standard sized conventional multi-piece (separate fork, spoon, and knife) cutlery packs currently seen in the marketplace today, as the Spifork brand can be manufactured less expensively and uses 30-60% less plastic material when contrasted against the typical disposable cutlery pack, thereby generating far less waste product upon disposal.
In fact, worldcentric.org has estimated that over 40 billion disposable plastic utensils were discarded in the United States alone in 2009. At an average weight of 4 grams per utensil, this extrapolates to more than 352.7 million pounds, or over 176,300 short tons, of plastics waste generated annually, most of which will wind up in landfills, oceans, rivers, streams, and estuaries, as only a minute percentage of this total amount will ever be recycled.
We estimate that should the Spifork brand be able to gain significant traction in the marketplace, over time, it could conservatively reduce the above noted figures by a margin of at least 10%, thereby sparing over 17,600 short tons of plastics waste annually throughout the nation and the world in general.
A manufacturer producing the Spifork brand of utensils would have a smaller carbon footprint versus a manufacturer that was producing conventional disposable utensils, as a reduced amount of plastics material and less electric power would be utilized in the manufacturing process.
Additionally, the transport of any given number of Spifork brand utensils would consume less fuel than a comparable number of conventional disposable cutlery packs, as Spifork brand utensils are far lighter in weight by contrast.
We ask that you seriously consider the adoption of the Spifork brand in your operation as you join us in our quest to create a better world for future generations to come!