WARNING! Plastic and heat aren’t a good mix
Plastic packaging can introduce chemicals into your food
With sustainability becoming a strong concept and people’s growing interest towards the matter, most of us in the modern world are concerned about our carbon footprints and consumption habits and a majority of us would like to live a more sustainable, cleaner and greener life.
Plastic in food packaging can be one of the most hazardous ways of contaminating ourselves and being exposed to some of the short- and long-term risks associated with the chemicals found in plastic food packaging. Some of these risks may include, obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other health issues. Therefore, avoiding the use of these chemicals of concern in packaging is a great step forward, which is why we have Pappco Greenware, an eco friendly packaging solution for all your needs!
The Problem with Single-Use Plastics
Single-use plastic products contribute to about 40% of the demand for plastic. Single-use (or disposable) plastics — like the cup, lid and straw for your hot coffee, or your water bottle, or the plastic container your micro greens come in — are all single-use before being thrown away or recycled, with no pathway for being reused again which means they’ll end up in landfills or enter the environment as litter.
Why food companies still make use of plastics
Plastics are everywhere in the food system and have become a dominant material because of its durability and low cost. Many food companies and restaurant chains still opt for the plastic food containers module for their home delivery services. What these companies fail to realise is that, these single use plastics can have a major negative impact on human health and the environment. All these brands think about is to just survive in the food industry at low costs since plastic is cheap and when produced in bulk, lower costs are generated which saves them from the higher cost margins they would have to face if they chose green.
How to switch to healthier food packaging solutions
Reduce, refuse and reuse are three ways that we can reduce plastics in our environment, with reducing being the most important one for a zero-plastic future. This problem can be solved by replacing all the plastic containers, lids and tins with glassware, canning jars or compostable products made from eco fibres, bagasse, bamboo and other sustainable materials.
What to buy instead
Unlike plastic, Pappco products are made from sugarcane bagasse and natural bamboo fibres which could be the best alternative to solving the single use plastic problem and making the world a more sustainable and environment friendly place.
We recommend you to buy Pappco products as it is made from 100% natural plant fibres, is fully compostable, plastic free, and most importantly, SAFE. Apart from this, Pappco is the only brand supplying 100% oil proofed bagasse products in India, that you can decompose in your backyard, too! Pappco promises quality of the highest end and with the trust shown in the brand by big restaurants and food chains like Burger King, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and five star hotels like Marriott and Hilton, Pappco makes it a more reliable option for your safety needs.
Given all we know about the environmental and health concerns regarding single-use food packaging, we need an approach that makes use of all the points discussed above as we move towards a cleaner, greener and safer environment.
Aditi Agarwal & Navya Garg.