The need for compostable single-use disposables post Covid-19

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As we are slowly beginning to live with COVID-19, we are being extra skeptical about our hygiene than ever before. Our eyes see someone touching a doorknob, and our mind makes a serious note to open the door with our elbow. And it’s the hygiene because of which we are going to avoid dine-in restaurants for a very long time. Are the plates washed well enough? Is this spoon safe to be put in my mouth?

With people avoiding dine-in, online deliveries have picked up, leading to an increasing number of single-use containers. The restaurants that are slowly opening up for dine-in, also want to gain customer’s trust by using disposable tableware and cutlery. And it’s a known fact now, that when it comes to single-use, plastic starts to show up everywhere. Plastic spoons, plastic plates, or plastic sheets to cover the plates. Even the paper-cups and bowls have a toxic plastic lining. This means while fighting this pandemic, we are unknowingly creating another threat to our surroundings and health, and that is plastic pollution.

According to researchers, even after the introduction of vaccines, the safety precautions against the virus will have to be taken for years to come.  And while making this large shift in hygiene protection, restaurants and food caterers should be provided with single-use solutions that are not plastic. When every industry is changing its methods for good, why not the food industry.

Imagine having your food delivered in a packaging that will naturally biodegrade into the soil after you have finished your meal. Multiply that with your whole locality and visualize how big of an impact a compostable single-use disposable can make. There will be a reduced burden on overfilled landfills and choked oceans. Moreover, you are saved from plastic toxicity that affects your health in a disastrous way in the long-term. Now, you may ask what’s the use of this reimagination, when there’s no such solution we see around.

Here’s the deal – the non-plastic alternatives are not as accessible as plastic ones, but that doesn’t mean they are not there. The mass production as well as the cheap cost of single-use plastic is what makes it hard to replace. The good news is that there are a small number of manufacturers who are using plant leaves or residues to build compostable single-use disposable for the food industry. The lack of awareness and marketing-gap is taking the spot-light away from such manufacturers.

So as a consumer this is how you have the power to bridge the gap:

  • Understand the need for compostable packaging alternatives and be open to change
  • Opt for restaurants that are delivering or serving in non-plastic disposables
  • Promote such restaurants and help them reach the masses. This creates demand
  • Make your events zero-waste by catering food in compostable single-use disposables

We at Agropak bridge this gap between manufacturers and end-consumers. If you are a restaurant ready to give eco-friendly packaging solutions to your customers, we’ll deliver to your packaging needs. And if you are an organizer willing to make your event zero-waste, contact Agropak. We believe in making the solutions reach the right audience.

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