Eco-friendly packaging solutions and apparel manufacturer GreenTek Packaging has launched the first disposable utensils made from hemp.

Named as Hemptensils, the utensils are made using natural elements, including US grown industrial hemp. Hemptensil products are 100% bio-based and compostable.

The company sources processed and decorticated hemp, which are transformed into petroleum-free hemp pellets and combined with decomposition accelerating enzymes.

Following this, the resulting mixture is heated and injection-pressed into a custom mould to produce Hemptensils forks, spoons, and knives at the company’s Long Beach facility.

The technology has been developed by GreenTek Founder and engineer Jordan Hinshaw and the utensils have a shelf life of more than four years.

As of now, Hemptensils products are available online and e-commerce channels, such as Amazon, and the new “Shop” channels on Facebook and Instagram.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

Hinshaw said: “Hemptensils offers a sustainable alternative that leans into the reality of our failing recycling systems to minimise our impact.

“Using Hemptensils greatly reduces the amount of plastic produced, and as a result, reduces the amount of long-term waste created.

“Plus, working solely with American hemp growers gives us the ability to strengthen our economy.

“Essentially, by using Hemptensils products, consumers and businesses can play their part to create both a greener, healthier future and a much more sustainable economy.”

Besides Hemptensils, the company also manufactures hemp polymer cosmetic containers and secondary packaging products.

The company is planning to secure several distribution deals to sell its product to grocers and restaurants. It already has a partnership in place with Follow The Leader Distribution in Canada.