Company expands to include Eco ware

Berk Vegware

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Warren company is teaming up with the maker of bio-degradable food containers in the United Kingdom.

Berk Enterprises announced Friday they will be the exclusive distributor of the Vegware products line in the United States.

Vegware is a global brand of award-winning Eco disposables made from renewable or recycled materials.

Robert Berk said the new partnership is sure to grow the company.

“It will bring more jobs, and I am afraid to say it but we will have to grow to a larger facility. The response we are getting has been quite large in scope and the potential is endless,” said Berk. “What’s very exiting about it for me is not only is it a story of our growth as a company and a brand; Berk’s growth now is a story about growth of the entire economy because what we do is divert valuable material from landfills.”

The containers can also be used in compost. Berk said with more states mandating composting and banning foam containers, they expect a 40 to 50 percent increase in the number of distributors that will carry the packaging.

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