With the world in dire need of help in keeping our landfills from overflowing and our oceans from becoming more polluted, compostable foodservice packaging makes a lot of sense. Many companies are getting on the “going green” trend and realizing that they need to contribute to the solution of the problem rather than making the situation worse.
Restaurants, fast-food services, catering companies and other types of businesses utilize many containers for take-out or catering purposes. Many of the companies still use plastic or Styrofoam containers that add to the toxic wasteland that is found in landfills and litter the streets around the world. These containers continue to pollute the earth with materials that are not only harmful, but are unsightly as well.
Bamboo offers a sustainable solution that is compostable
One of the best solutions to the problem is a compostable foodservice packaging that is made from bamboo. Bamboo is an eco-friendly alternative that offers the ability to break down within 90 days of disposal into compostable material that not only is sustainable but adds micro-organisms and organic matter to the soil so it provides it with more density, porosity and structure. This makes bamboo an asset that will help to reduce global warming.
Bamboo is a readily available resource that grows easily with little water and no need for fertilizers or pesticides as it is resistant to pests. It grows easily within one to three years and can be harvested without the use of heavy equipment. We thus do not have to rely on forests of hardwoods for paper and other products that can now be made with bamboo. We already see an increase in popularity with the use of bamboo for furniture, flooring and construction so it is an easy jump to use it for foodservice containers as well.
There are many food service bamboo products
There are a large variety of food service products made from bamboo with choices in containers for takeout in many different shapes and sizes. Some are compartmentalized to keep foods separate or to put different types of foods in the same container or add condiments with a meal. There are also serving trays and containers that can be used for grocery stores, supermarkets or catering. You can also find food service products like bowls, plates, cups and utensils.
Food service bamboo products are ideal because they are so sturdy so that they will not collapse like some other types made of paper, plastic or Styrofoam. These types often fall apart with liquids or if the food is too hot. Bamboo food service packaging can be put in the microwave or in the freezer without fear of collapsing or breaking down. There will not be leakage with liquids or the lids popping open easily because there is a pressure closure that works very effectively to keep the lid closed until you want it open.
A company that is very eco-friendly
ECOPROCO is a company that prides itself on its bamboo products of food service packaging, industrial packaging and compostable dishes and utensils. With locations around the globe that send the message of “being green” and using compostable food service packaging, we offer the only 100% premium bamboo fiber packaging.
ECOPROCO strives to ensure that all companies do their part to make our planet a better and safer place to live by utilizing biodegradable products whenever possible but especially in businesses that can easily change to more sustainable resources that will benefit the world. Instead of clogging up the landfills and spreading more un-compostable materials, it is essential that we use products like the bamboo food service packaging to keep our earth a friendlier and less toxic place to live.
We are learning every day that it is simpler to rid our lives of unacceptable consumer products that cause more waste and is thrown away immediately when we get home. Instead we should use those that will help to reinvigorate the earth. But getting our environment under control requires the help of everyone so it is important that companies take the first step of using a biodegradable bamboo food service packaging in their businesses.
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