Today it is imperative to use biodegradable food containers and other table products that will reduce the world's environmental waste in landfills. Compostable products also help reduce our dependence on the need for chemicals, since compost is a natural fertilizer for plants.
Eco-friendly disposable paper plates, foodservice packaging and food containers are a positive step in the right direction to achieve the goal of zero waste. The amazing thing is that this biodegradable dinnerware can be put in the microwave and it can also be frozen or refrigerated, so food can be kept hot or cold depending on your needs.
Our environment is the most important asset on Earth, so it is essential that everyone learn to improve their knowledge of how to keep it safe from further erosion. Biodegradable food packaging is environmentally friendly because it supplies beneficial microorganisms and organic matter to the soil, thus improving the structure, porosity and density of the soil.
Biodegradable disposable plates and other products also improve the ability of soils to retain water, so there is less erosion and leaching, especially in sandy soils. It also improves the permeability and infiltration of heavy soils so there is less runoff. Due to the diversion of compostable biodegradable food containers from a landfill, there is less air pollution from methane.
In recent years, the amount of waste that has been diverted from landfills has quadrupled, yet it is less than 9%, which means that 81% still goes to landfills. Most of what goes into municipal and state landfill composting programs is leaves, grass, and yard debris, which helps tremendously, but using biodegradable products will go a long way to improving programs everywhere.