Saturday, May 10, 2008

Eco-Products Make Deal with Amazon

"BOULDER - Eco-Products in Boulder has signed a three-year deal to sell its biodegradable goods through online retail giant

Eco-Products compostable product line is made from ingredients like corn and sugarcane, and includes utensils, cups, plates and coffee-cup sleeves. The products' zero-waste impact on the environment is what caught the attention of Seattle-based (Nasdaq: AMZN).

"They approached us because they wanted to sell a wider selection of green products," said Luke Vernon, vice president of operations at Eco-Products. "They also wanted to offer more in the food-service category so we were a good fit."

While Vernon maintains the company has competition in the industry, Eco-Products' niche lies in its ability to offer a full selection through a single brand. "Most of our competitors sell cups only or utensils only. We make it easier for the buyer by having everything in one place."

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