There are several companies on Kaua‘i that carry compostable food service containers that would be allowed under the proposed Restriction of the Use and Sale of Polystyrene Foam Food Service Containers.
Hopaco-Officemax - 808-246-9257
Jimmy's Sales - 808-246-0444
Triple F / Ventures - 808-246-4886
Costco and Walmart in Līhu‘e have also started carrying compostable supplies for events.
There are also online vendors that supply comparable containers, quantities, and styles.
When purchasing containers please be aware of the following definitions:
"ASTM Standard" means the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
"ASTM Standard D6400" means the ASTM specification for plastics and products that are designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities.
"ASTM Standard D6868" means the ASTM specification establishing the requirements for labeling of materials and products (including packaging) wherein a biodegradable plastic film or coating is attached to compostable substrates and the entire product or package is designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities.
"Compostable" means materials that are able to undergo biological decomposition or become part of usable compost in a safe and timely manner either in an appropriate composting program or facility, or in a home compost pile or device. Food service containers containing plastics to qualify as compostable, such food service containers must meet ASTM Standard D6400 for Compostable Plastics or ASTM Standard D6868 for biodegradable plastic film.