Environmentally Friendly Food Packaging Alternatives

ezeetiger promotes the responsible sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, usage and disposal of foodservice packaging. 

The Product should be a

Multiuse - reduces the quantity of products needed for delivery, storage, service and disposal

Stock item  -  Reduces the need for additional deliveries by the vehicle manufacturer to the distributor

Adequate -  For both the food supply and the content of the event

Sustainable - Must be kind in the manufacturing and end-of-life process.

Cost - Should be cost-effective

supply - supply capacity must be consistent

All products Need to be certified Compostable.

Bagasse moulded fibre

Bagasse is often regarded as the most environmentally friendly material currently used in the food service industry, being compostable the Bagasse products have no effect on food taste or aroma, unlike alternative packaging that has its own separate smell that can influence how food tastes when Eaten out. Bagasse comes from an abundant and renewable resource of sugar cane.

Bagasse is made of remaining fibre's from the manufacturing of sugar cane and is commonly used in the sugar cane sector and has many characteristics. It can be used in some nations as a biofuel as well as a building material. This natural cellulose is one of the best sustainable options for plastic in the food packaging industry. It fulfils all functional requirements and is not detrimental to health in any manner. It can support temperature differences between -10 ° and+ 120 °.

Certified Compostable and disposable , all product waste produced from Bagasse can be disposed of in commercial composting plant (where available) along with food waste. Because of Bagasse's long-standing popularity and the fact that Bagasse is a by-product of an current production method, the material is increasing rapidly and abundantly, allowing it to carry low costs.

Once the Sugarcanes have been harvested for their juice, the remaining residue (often referred to as Bagasse) is processed into a fine paper pulp that is then placed in moulds, pressurized and dried to produce environmentally friendly.

Polylactic acid (PLA) is distinct in that it is derived from renewable resources than most thermoplastic polymers. Most plastics, on the other hand, are obtained from non-renewable petroleum reserves being distilled and polymerized. Biomass-derived plastics are known as "bioplastics.“ Polylactic acid is compostable with polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) or polystyrene (PS) comparable features. It can be manufactured from current production facilities (those initially intended and used for plastics in the petrochemical sector).

This makes producing and buying cost-effective. PLA therefore has the second biggest amount of manufacturing of any bioplastic (the most commonly referred to as thermoplastic starch). We would recommend 7oz PLA tumblers for Water and Fruit juices in both sittings and all three drinks offering. We would recommend that tea and coffee be served in a 100% Compostable double walled disposable cup with a PLA lining enabling maximum thermal insulation with compostable addition. If needed, a compostable lid can be provided. Polylactic acid (PLA) would produce lids for platters along with linings for coffee cups and 7 oz water tumblers.

PLA is a distinctive bio-based material extracted from natural plant sugar extracted from corn, the most economically viable plant starch source. PLA manufacturing utilizes less than 0.04% of the world's annual Global corn, so little to no effect on food prices or supply.

While providing composability, Birchwood Cutlery provides a natural and economical choice. Sourced in sustainable woodlands, this environmentally friendly cutlery can be disposed of in an industrial composting plant with the remainder of the waste taking only months to decompose.

Composting is the recycling method of nature. Composting organic waste biodegrades. That is to say, food waste, manure, leaves, grass cuttings, paper, wood, feathers, crop residues, etc., and transforms them into a precious organic fertilizer. Composting is a natural biological process under aerobic circumstances that are governed. Different microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, break down organic matter into simpler substances by including a commercial waste collection service in this phase.

The efficacy of the composting method depends on the environmental circumstances in the composting scheme, i.e. oxygen, temperature, moisture, material disruption, organic matter, and microbial population size and activity. To fully degrade into organic matter, products labelled' compostable' should enter an industrial composting plant. Typically, compostable products will degrade in an industrial composter within 30-120 days based on the size of the item and the material used.

 

Bagasse