The goal is to reduce plastic pollution on land and in the oceans and reduce the unsustainable use of fossil fuel to make packaging.
Single-Use Plastic bans are an effective strategy to speed up the transition towards a circular economy.
Single-use disposable packaging with a functional life of minutes should not be made with materials that will last hundreds of years. Plastic manufacture, pollution and the very limited recycling infrastructure is front of mind with consumers worldwide.
Foodservice businesses have the opportunity to lead the charge by choosing composting to recycle their food and packaging waste.
So, what products are included in the single-use plastic bans?
It is true that we eat with our eyes! Presentation is extremely important when it comes to food, almost as important as the taste and texture. With that being said, if you work in food service, you can hardly serve your dish on a beautiful oversized white plate, and wrap it with aluminum foil for your takeaway customers... right? So how do you keep your food looking good, staying hot and keep it pleasing to the eye as well as the palette for your takeaway customers? You need the right packaging!And the way you present your food must be as pleasing to the eye, as it is to the taste buds! We also need said packaging to be relatively sustainable, because after I have indulged and am feeling like a purring cat on a blanket, I don't want to be getting the guilt's about murdering trees!