Application of PLA in the Field of Environmentally Friendly Tableware

May 18 , 2024

Under the environmental protection craze, PLA degradable plastic straws have become the preferred alternative to traditional plastic straws due to their good performance and user experience. In this context, the use of more environmentally friendly disposable catering utensils will be the inevitable choice for the development of the catering industry. The replacement of disposable straws and product upgrading is only a microcosm of the future changes in the catering industry, which is of guiding significance for the use of PLA disposable cutlery thereafter.

PLA's Environmental Characteristics

PLA is a biodegradable material made from renewable plant resources (e.g. corn starch). Its most important feature is its biodegradability, which means that it can be completely degraded by microorganisms in nature after use, and eventually converted into carbon dioxide and water, thus realizing zero pollution to the environment. This makes PLA a unique advantage in the field of environmentally friendly cutlery.

Application of PLA Disposable Cutlery

PLA is widely used in the field of cutlery. It can be made into various shapes and sizes of cutlery, such as bowls, plates, cups, chopsticks and so on. These cutlery made of PLA not only have similar appearance and performance as traditional plastic cutlery, but more importantly, they are more environmentally friendly. By using these utensils, consumers can enjoy their food while contributing to environmental protection at the same time.

Market Prospects of PLA Disposable Cutlery

With the popularization of environmental protection awareness and the increase of consumers' demand for environmentally friendly products, the market prospect of PLA disposable cutlery is very promising. More and more catering enterprises are adopting PLA cutlery to respond to the call for environmental protection and to enhance their corporate image. At the same time, the government is also actively promoting the use of environmentally friendly food and beverage utensils, providing strong policy support for the development of PLA food and beverage utensils.

Significance of Promotion

Promoting the use of PLA disposable cutlery not only helps to reduce plastic pollution and protect the ecological environment, but also helps to promote the green transformation of the catering industry. By adopting environmentally friendly materials, catering enterprises can reduce the negative impact on the environment, improve the efficiency of resource utilization, and achieve sustainable development. At the same time, consumers can also feel the importance of environmental protection in the process of using environmentally friendly food and beverage utensils, so that they can pay more attention to environmental issues in their daily lives.

Polylactic acid (PLA) is mainly made from starch raw material proposed by renewable plant resources, with good compatibility and biodegradation characteristics, suitable for processing into disposable food and beverage utensils, and so on. With the passage of time, the use of environmentally friendly materials in the food service industry will further expand. TGB has been cultivating the biomaterial industry for many years, and has rich R&D and production experience in the field of biodegradable modified materials and their applications, which enables TGB to provide customers with PLA products that are stable in performance and have a good user experience.

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