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The Convenience of Using Disposable Plates in Today’s World!

Author: Jeffrey Delkin
by Jeffrey Delkin
Posted: Dec 25, 2016
The problem of convenience in today’s world.

Caring about the environment is a must, especially with the amount of litter that is dumped in nature on a constant basis. This the unfortunate fate of the age of mass manufacturing we live in. It has led us to develop a lifestyle of excessive consumerism.

When it comes to litter, harmful effects differ based on what is thrown away. Items differ from food leftovers that decay fast, to plastics that do not compose at all, but instead pile up in landfills.

In fact, most of the problems with excessive waste is derived from plastic products which is evident with our landfills running at full capacity. To create a disposable product in fact, is expensive for many manufacturers. Many business will rely on old conventional methods for manufacturing, while ignoring environmentally friendly technologies.

Regardless, businesses will manufacture environmentally harmful products, due to market acceptance. This really goes back to the consumer again! Quite simply, in a free market economy, if the wide consumer-base accepts a certain product, then product consumption, then it is going to be widespread. This notion especially applies to numerous commodity products.

One particular product that is manufactured and consumed at extraordinary volumes areplastic dinnerware and particularly, plastic plates. Plastic plates offer high-level convenience including being lightweight, easily portable, easy to store and easy to dispose. Too easy!

Yet, regardless of all the benefits of plastic plates, there are many harms that come from them to the environment. Plastic plates do not biodegrade in the environment. Plastic cutlery, plastic plates and plastic straws end up in our oceans and landfills at an alarming rate. This causes damage to our environment, and the sealife.

A possible solution to the problem.

This is where the idea of eco plates comes from. Such ecofriendly plates don’t harm the environment, instead thesetype of plates degrade and decompose naturally into the soil. The materials used to manufacture eco paper plates allows for convenience, while respecting the environment.

Eco paper plates are an important step in the mass production of biodegradable items. We should expect to see this trend continue. You may get eco forks, spoons, and even glasses!

Consumers will demand convenience in their busy lives. But convenience needn’t be detrimental to the environment. In fact, the trends suggest that product disposable will be more central to developing new products. Eco plates address a need. And address a desire to minimize our impact on the planet.

Facts: Understanding the Problem in-depth.

How widespread is the plastic problem exactly? Well, it is much more than you think!

According the 2016 statistics of USA disposable cups and plates use, you would find that 218.61 million Americans use disposable kitchen utensils in their homes. That’s almost 63% of the population.

Now, when you consider that plastic plates tend to be the least used of all plastics, you find that the numbers are staggering! According to National Geographic, there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in our oceans.

As you can see, paper plates are commonplace in our busy lives. They won’t go away. However, now there are better, solutions and eco paper plates are one good example of making things better for the environment.

About the Author

At bambu we are committed to offer eco-friendly bamboo kitchenware, cutlery and tableware. As a company we bring our experience to creating natural, beautiful and functional products.

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Author: Jeffrey Delkin

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