Let’s live with healthy vegetable dishes
Versatile disposable dishes that you can’t live without and you can’t stay away from their unfortunate consequences!!! So be aware and make a healthy and environmentally friendly choice.
Did you know that…?
1. Your disposable cup contains a recycling code. But this cup may not be easily recycled because the recycling operation is related to the weight, the amount of production waste and suitable facilities for recycling. It is estimated that the foams made on the basis of petroleum materials take about 900 years to decompose in landfills. Documentation has shown that polystyrene foam (the synthetic polymer used to make cups, plates, bowls, takeout containers, etc.) causes starvation in birds and marine wildlife.
In addition, polystyrene contains toxic substances styrene and benzene, which are carcinogenic and nerve-disrupting. Temperature plays an important role in determining the amount of styrene released by polystyrene containers. This means that using them for hot foods and drinks (such as hot coffee in a polystyrene cup) may release more of this substance. As a result, the use of these containers in contact with hot foods and liquids causes Styrofoam to decompose and its toxic substances are absorbed into the body of the consumers of these disposable containers.
2. Also, drinking in disposable paper cups brings its own health problems. Paper cups are coated with a spray layer of wax-like materials such as paraffin and polyethylene to make them waterproof and more durable. The hot liquid used for drinking in these glasses dissolves some of this wax and becomes the source of digestive diseases. Did you think disposable paper cups are better than styrofoam cups? A better option is to use glasses that are made from renewable resources such as corn starch, which are used in our country as disposable vegetable dishes.
3. On average, it is estimated that plastic goods decompose from 10 to 100 years, which in turn causes toxic substances to enter the soil and underground water.
4. Your plastic tablecloths may also be toxic to your guests!! When you open your plastic tables to serve food, you smell a special smell. This smell is a silent gas and carries released chemicals in the air.
Tablecloths are usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). DEHP, short for di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, is a manufacturing chemical that is commonly added to plastics to make them flexible and is used in many products made from plastic, especially PVC. .
So what can help you choose the right one to use and buy disposable containers? To prevent the above harms, plant polymers were used to produce plant-based disposable containers. In addition to reuse, which saves time, energy and water, these containers are made from organic and natural materials such as corn starch, which are renewable and continuously produced.