It’s time to take action! With the right solutions, we can help reduce single-use plastic plates and their environmental impact. We are proud to offer a selection of reusable, sustainable alternatives that will make a real difference. Take the first step towards making our planet cleaner and healthier – choose reusable today.
It is evident that plastic plates are a major source of single-use plastic waste in India, especially from vendors providing quick and delicious meals on the street. While this convenience may make life easier for these vendors and the customers they serve, it has dire environmental implications. Not only do plastic plates require vast amounts of energy and resources to create, they also pollute the environment when not disposed of properly. As citizens of India, we must take steps to reduce our reliance on disposable plastic cutlery and switch to biodegradable disposable products to help keep our planet clean and healthy.
The fast-food industry has certainly taken the world by storm with its modern food delivery options, however it is worth noting that this comes at a great cost to our environment. A lot of plastic is used in tamper-proof packaging and unfortunately, most of it isn’t biodegradable. On top of that, we also witness piles of non- biodegradable disposable products around these vendors left behind by customers, which only adds to the environmental crisis.
The communal materials used in these disposable cutlery are:
These Styrofoam plates are a great choice for parties or events because they’re lightweight and not as brittle as other plastic materials, making them less prone to breakage. Plus, they’re inexpensive at just Rs. 0.5 per plate! However, keep in mind that styrene can leach out of Styrofoam containers when hot, oily, acidic, or alcoholic foods are stored in them, so use with caution.
2. Aluminum Plastic
These plates are perfect for food delivery and catering events as they are made of a durable material that prevents any leakage or spillage from happening. The price per plate is 1.5 depending on the complexity and number of compartments.
Plastics are an ideal material for use in cutlery as they are hygienic, cost-effective and easy to manufacture. Unlike metal cutlery, plastic cutlery doesn’t need to be washed after every use, saving water and soap. Plastic is also cheaper to produce than metal, making it the most economical option for stocking a restaurant.
The Clean Solution
The sound of steam blowing from a jet is reminiscent of the street food culture we have come to rely on for our daily meals. To ensure that future generations can continue to access these delicious and convenient food options, we need to begin reducing our dependence on plastic utensils and look for more sustainable solutions.
The 3 R’s of waste management provide us with a sustainable way to tackle the problem of disposable utensils. By reducing our reliance on disposable utensils, reusing the utensils that we already have, and recycling those that have already been manufactured, we can work towards creating a more eco-friendly future.
In roadside environments where hygiene can be difficult to maintain, street food vendors who choose to reuse metal or plastic plates may not have enough time to properly clean and sanitise them in between customers. This could lead to plates not being washed correctly, which puts people at risk of coming into contact with bacteria like E. coli and other pathogens that can cause disease. It is important for street food vendors to ensure they have the proper time and materials available to adequately clean and sanitise their utensils between customers, in order to help prevent the spread of potential illnesses.