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About Good Start

We are a small team of people who are passionate about promoting sustainability through the use of compostables. We believe that composting is the environmentalism of the future, and work hard to spread the knowledge that there are alternatives to disposable plastic.

Our company's founder Ken Jacobus started Good Start Packaging in 2009 because he wanted his children to know that he valued the earth - and had the courage to act on those values - to create a healthier place for them to live. Reducing disposable plastic use is our key mission, in addition to helping our clients be more successful.

We know food service operators need reliable, fast delivery, so we operate multiple warehouses in the U.S. and deliver most orders in 24-48 hours. We are deeply grateful to our clients and to everyone who takes steps to help the environment.

Our Products

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Our focus is on making certified compostable foodservice packaging easily accessible to restaurants everywhere. Aside from reducing the amount of plastic which ends up in the landfill or our oceans, compostables also:

  • Use less energy and water to manufacture
  • Cause less pollution than petroleum-based items
  • Come from renewable plant-based resources

Learn about compostable materials

Our Clients

Thousands of restaurateurs worldwide trust us to provide fast and reliable service. We understand the industry and work hard to be sure we're able to supply restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and hospitality with healthy and high-quality compostable packaging.

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Meet our clients

Our Team

Hello, nice to meet you! All of us here at Good Start believe in what we do. If you have any questions, please reach out and let us know.

  • Ken Jacobus Ken Jacobus CEO
  • Heather Connolly Photo Heather Connolly Client Service Manager
  • Cash Cranson Photo Cash Cranson Account Manager
  • evan-200x200.jpgEvan Geddes Senior Account Manager
  • Courtney Hawkins Courtney Hawkins Client Services
  • Julia Hyndman Julia Hyndman Client Services
  • Erin Turner Erin Turner Client Services
  • Doreen Chaisson Doreen Chaisson Office Manager
  • Jo Harvey Jo Harvey Executive Assistant
  • Michele Lash Marketing Director


Meet our Team