By Mark Doyle, Guest Writer for Chiprang.com (for Guest Posts TOS, please refer Terms ) Bamboo tableware is a much better, eco-friendlier...
By Mark Doyle, Guest Writer for Chiprang.com (for Guest Posts TOS, please refer Terms)
Many restaurants and food service businesses are switching to bamboo tableware because of its many advantages over the dreaded foam that, sadly, is still widely used.
Here we show you 6 advantages bamboo has over foam, so that you judge for yourself and decide whether this change would work for your business and clientele:
- Bamboo tableware is perfect for holding hot foods; it won’t disintegrate or leak, while foam does. In other words, if you use foam, you'll be limited to serving cold food.
- Get a chicken breast out of the oven and put it on a foam plate… What do you think will happen? Let us tell you… The heat will melt the foam, releasing dangerous chemicals that are poisonous for the body and can even cause serious diseases like cancer.
Bamboo tableware has the soft look and feel of paper, while foam looks, feels, and smells like plastic. What can be more awful than a feeling of plastic in your mouth?
You can safely put bamboo tableware in the microwave to heat or reheat different foods and the material will not be altered at all. Try doing the same with foam, and you will get a melted container.
Bamboo is such a strong material that it will not absorb any liquids or grease. Foam, on the contrary, leaks and melts in the presence of hot liquids or grease.
Bamboo tableware is biodegradable. There is nothing synthetic in bamboo; it is all-natural. These products do not contain the chemicals or fertilizers that foam contains; so, they are completely safe to eat from or dispose of.
6. Earth friendly
Bamboo tableware is among the earth-friendliest alternatives. This product will naturally disintegrate as compost between 45 and 90 days after being disposed of.
Summarizing, bamboo is healthier, stronger, natural, flexible and eco-friendly, while other materials aren't.
Your clients will respect and honor you for your preference of natural bamboo tableware over foam to serve their food. It will make it taste better, look nicer, and make the planet a better place for all of us!
About the author: Mark Doyle writes articles for catering supplies