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Green
& Happy

Going green is at the moment a raging global issue. Here’s exploding some myths and clearing some misconceptions about plastic and its effects on environment.

Plastic
and Environment

Disposable foodservice products were initially developed to enhance public health by improving sanitary practices in the foodservice industry. They minimize exposure to bacteria and other food borne pathogens.

The dilemma, of course, is in choosing a disposable container that minimizes damage to the environment. In this context, much has been made of the choice between coated paper cup and foam cup/rigid plastic thermoformed cup. Since paper is made "from trees," people assume that paper cups must be recyclable and are being recycled, and polystyrene disposable plastic cups can't and aren't. This is a myth. Paper cups are coated with plastic in order to contain beverages and other liquids, and are rarely recycled or even composted.