Did you know there are currently 8 million tons of plastic in our oceans? Scarily, at the rate at which we are adding to this, we are in danger of seeing more plastic in our seas than fish!
We wanted to do our bit to help and so have invested in a new range of eco-friendly packaging, specifically for the take away food industry. We chose this area to tackle because nearly all takeaway food cups and containers are single use and adding to landfill at an alarming rate.
Not everyone knows this, but many coffee cups on the market, although made with paper which is recyclable, are still actually lined with plastic to stop the liquid from leaking out. To compound the problem further, there are few facilities that can separate the plastic from the paper cup, resulting in the cup not being recycled after all. This is what makes our EcoCup range from Ecoware, stand out from the crowd. We have invested in a range of not just disposable coffee cups but also lids, bowls, containers and cutlery, all of which are made with plants, not oil with a substance called Ingeo™ Bioplastic PLA.
Introducing our Ingeo™ Bioplastic PLA food takeaway packaging; Fully biodegradable and 100% commercially compostable. What’s more our company aim is to convert all our customer base to sustainable food packaging by 2021.
Ingeo™ Bioplastic PLA is a substance which is made from a naturally occurring plant material, which is produced by nature and is annually renewable.
Ingeo™ Bioplastic PLA is a thermoplastic with the physical characteristics and performance of plastic but unlike plastic, it’s biodegradable, compostable and has a significantly lower carbon footprint than the fossil fuel-based polymer alternative in on the market.
From our Ecoware range you can buy smoothie cups, portion pots, deli bowls, lids and cutlery, all of which are made using just Ingeo™ Bioplastic. Our coffee cups, ice cream tubs and soup bowls are still made with paper but lined with Ingeo™ Bioplastic PLA instead of plastic.