Biodegradable Products Reduce Environmental Waste

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Today it is imperative to use biodegradable food containers and other eco-friendly disposable tableware products that will reduce the world’s environmental waste in landfills. Products that are compostable also assist in reducing our dependence on the need for chemicals as the compost is a natural fertilizer for plants.

Eco-friendly disposable paper plates, food service packaging and food containers are all positive measures towards the goal of creating zero waste. The catch is that this biodegradable tableware is microwave and freezer or refrigerator safe too. So, foods can be kept warm or cold depending on your need.

Biodegradable food packaging is environmental friendly keeping it safe from further erosion as it supplies beneficial micro-organisms and organic matter to the soil, thus improving the soil structure, porosity and density.

The capacity of the soil to hold water is increased with the enhanced use and degradation of biodegradable disposable plates and other products. It leaves less erosion and leaching particularly in sandy soils. It also ameliorates permeability and infiltration of heavy soils so there is less runoff. The diversion of compostable biodegradable food containers from a landfill causes less air pollution from methane.

According to researchers, the amount of waste in recent years diverted from landfills has quadrupled – however it is less than 9% – meaning that 81% is still going to landfills. Most of which goes to municipal and state landfill composting programs are  leaves, grass and yard debris, helping enormously, but using biodegradable products will make even a vast improvement everywhere.

The types of biodegradable tableware products include plates, bowls, trays, food containers, cups, and serving plates along with utensils. You can also get disposable boxes and packaging that are eco-friendly. All tableware and food service items that are sold as biodegradable and compostable must meet very strict requirements at testing laboratories using radiocarbon analysis to determine what fraction of the organic carbon is from renewable resources.

Other examples- the number of toothbrushes we are adding to landfills is destroying our environment, switching to bamboo toothbrushes with its handle, the bristles and the packaging made from either biodegradable or other recycled materials is less likely to cause soil erosion or damage to the environment.

Similarly, a single plastic bag can take around 1,000 years to disintegrate. A great way to reduce that damage and protect the food we eat is to use compostable waste bags without causing harm to the environment.