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The Benefits of Biodegradable Disposable Cutlery

by Noa Kairy | Dec 1, 2022 | Blog

You may have already heard that there are biodegradable alternatives to conventional plastic cutlery for food. However, when it comes to choosing between disposable plastic and disposable eco-friendly cutlery, people choose plastic out of habit almost every time. “Going green” just doesn’t seem accessible to most people, even though the option exists. As awareness of the increase of waste to landfill and the effects of plastic waste on the environment rises, our responsibility to protect our planet becomes more prevalent. So, what can we do to maintain the convenience of using disposable cutlery while reducing our carbon footprint, create less waste and improve soil quality?

Source One Eco Friendly offers a versatile range of single-use biodegradable and compostable spoons, knives, and forks, which provides a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic food utensils. Made from a robust thermoplastic biopolymer known as PLA (polylactic acid), this range of eco-friendly disposable cutlery reduces your environmental impact, while providing all the functionality of traditional disposable plastic utensils. They also make eating meals more enjoyable than using regular plastic cutlery which feels cold in your mouth or melts when used with hot foods like soup or stew.

How is biodegradable disposable cutlery healthier than plastic?

When it comes to using biodegradable and compostable cutlery that is made from plant-based materials, there are several health advantages for users. PLA is a bioplastic material made from natural starches, such as corn starch, tapioca root and sugar cane. These sources offer many benefits over their non-biodegradable counterparts. Source One Eco Friendly’s biodegradable disposable cutlery does not contain any chemicals or toxins that would be harmful if ingested; unlike Styrofoam, polystyrene and plastics which can leach chemicals like Bisphenol A into food when heated up in an oven or microwave. Another interesting fact is that they are proven to be more robust and durable than regular plastic forks and knives!

The positive impact of biodegradable cutlery on Mother Earth

Source One’s range of eco-friendly disposable cutlery also contributes to the well-being of our planet. For one thing, they are reusable, 100% compostable, and recyclable and are proven to degrade faster than plastic. They break down completely within a few weeks in the right environment and return nutrients to the soil. Sugar cane, one of the materials used in biodegradable cutlery, is one of the fastest growing crops in the world and it is constantly being renewed. This green alternative to petroleum-based plastics has become increasingly popular in recent years because it can be made into many different types of products, including plastic utensils. Not only are they safer for us to use than traditional plastics, but they protect our environment by not polluting our water supplies or landing in landfills, where they may take hundreds of years to decompose.

Contact Source One to order biodegradable disposable cutlery and other green tableware products.

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