Eco-Products has announced that one of its Vanguard clamshells has earned CMA-W approval from the Compost Manufacturing Alliance (CMA), making it the first molded fiber item made with no-added PFAS to be approved by CMA.

The award-winning Vanguard line of compostable plates and containers made from molded fiber use a proprietary chemistry to achieve grease resistance without the addition of PFAS, part of a class of materials sometimes referred to as “forever chemicals.”

“Eco-Products is proud to be an industry leader in offering the very best, most innovative products made from renewable and recycled materials,” says Ian Jacobson, president of Eco-Products. “CMA’s approval of this item continues to distinguish Vanguard as the premier option in the no-added PFAS product category.”

In an ongoing project testing different molded fiber products, the Vanguard 9-inch, three-compartment clamshell met the requirements for CMA’s windrow technology approval (CMA-W). Additional Vanguard items are in the testing process now with results expected later this year.

“Eco Products’ certification provides the CMA network of windrow processors with products that not only meet lab and field disintegration standards, but also fill a critical void in the supply chain for PFAS-compliant fiber materials,” says Janet L. Thoman, compliance director for the Compost Manufacturing Alliance. “We applaud Eco-Products’ diligent efforts to create products that work for consumers and composters.”