Disposable tableware is convenient to use, but the negative impact on the environment cannot be ignored; moreover, single-use plastic products are not made from sustainable materials. It also takes a long time for plastic materials to decompose, so using these things will only add to our growing waste problem. Since disposable tableware is usually single-use, a high standard of hygiene is guaranteed. This is especially important in hospitals where there is a high risk of food or contamination. Disposable cutlery is much lighter and can be carried even in large quantities. Think of a food festival that gathers thousands of people, the restaurant industry has a hard time transporting tons of cutlery, that's where biodegradable disposable utensils come in handy.
The manufacture of biodegradable disposable utensil is much less environmentally polluting than petroleum-based plastics. Additionally, when plastics made from biodegradable materials eventually break down, they break down into non-toxic, harmless elements that degrade over time and are released back into the soil. They produce far fewer greenhouse gases than petroleum-based materials, producing only 32% of petroleum-based plastics.
Manufacturing biodegradable plates and biodegradable disposable cutlery is more energy efficient than manufacturing single-use plastic. Biodegradable plates and utensils require less energy to manufacture. Plus, the materials used for biodegradable plates and cutlery are renewable, so they don't deplete the planet's natural resources. Typically, these products are made from sugar cane, bamboo, corn, etc. Biodegradable plastics require only 35 percent of the energy required to make petroleum-based plastics.
Approximately 200,000 barrels of oil are used every day to make plastics from petroleum products. By using products made from biodegradable materials, the use of non-renewable resources can be significantly reduced. Suppose you were organizing a buffet and realized before the party that you didn't have enough cutlery, what would you do? Go to the nearest store and pick up some cutlery, and it's obvious that biodegradable disposable cutlery is the way to go. Believe it or not, this is what happens to many of us when we are in a hurry. Use biodegradable disposable utensil to help reduce waste. They can be used for composting instead of being placed in traditional landfills. The compost can then be turned into fertilizer for future use, rather than being thrown into landfill for the foreseeable future.