Salad might be a healthy option for us but the packaging it comes in is often harmful to the environment.
Salads are seen as a healthy option but they are often packed in disposable plastic containers which are harmful to the environment as they do not decompose. When disposed of, they are taken to landfill and can take up to 400 years to break down, if at all.
Compostable salad containers are the healthy alternative. Whilst offering the same durability and aesthetic appeal as plastic containers, they can be composted alongside the food waste associated with it – ideal for caterers and foodservice outlets.
Biopac, the leading UK developer and supplier of eco friendly packaging and catering disposables, has a wide selection of fully compostable salad containers. Mark Brigden, Technical Director at Biopac said, “Unlike conventional plastics, compostable packaging can be composted and broken down completely in less than 12 weeks, so much kinder to the environment.”
Biopac’s crystal clear range includes PLA containers for salad dressings or accompaniments and larger hinged containers made from fully compostable cornstarch which have a good seal and are perfect for salads, pastas and other cold foods.
Biopac also have a range of earthy looking natural kraft hinged containers with a PLA window made from compostable material to give customers a glimpse of what’s inside. The board is made from FSC derived sources and both the box and the window are 100% compostable so can be disposed alongside your food waste. Mark adds, “We are seeing an increase in demand for environmentally friendly packaging as consumers are becoming more aware of issues such as climate change, carbon footprint, landfill and litter. This puts greater responsibility on all companies within the supply chain to offer a greener solution.”
Biopac have taken a leading role in research and development and have produced a wide range of eco friendly catering disposables which use high performance alternatives to oil based and unsustainable materials. Salad containers is just one product in Biopac’s evergrowing range of eco friendly catering disposables. As more companies are reassessing their use of packaging and are looking for ways to present more environmentally friendly solutions, Biopac are working hard to expand their range to help businesses in the catering industry reduce the level of impact their operation has on the environment.
For a full range of eco friendly catering disposables, visit www.biopac.co.uk or call 01386 555 777.