Fast food joints like McDonalds and Subway have used plastic food trays since their very inception and in the drastic increase in the amount of young adults eating out, the very term plastic food tray has become a signaling beacon for the takeout industry. And for good reason – plastic food trays are easy to use, pose no problems when it comes to cleaning them later and are available in a number of innovative styles, sizes and colors that makes them quite the choice of every food packaging joint out there.
Recently, many food tray companies in the United States have started using what is termed as bio-degradable plastic to make their trays. What bio-degradable plastic means that is the plastic used will decompose in a few decades rather than stay in the ecosystem for pretty much forever for lack of better rhetoric. This might be one of the biggest reasons that plastic trays have managed to score a newfound favor with college kids and the glitterati alike. With so many benefits and knowing that not only is the plate recyclable but can also be put in a landfill and yet not cause harm to the environment using these for your next party or get together is a no brainer.
While you may not consider using them for your sit down dinners but for other semi-formal and casual events like office parties as well as your children’s birthday parties. Another way to make sure that you are getting the best out of these plates is to use them at a barbeque and at outdoor dinners. There is nothing more annoying than hearing the crash of your favorite china breaking as it hits your patio. It is an unnecessary loss, an avoidable mess and an unwelcome party pooper made worse if someone gets hurt by the broken pieces of china.