Sustainability In Restaurants: Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

30 Dec, 2022

It is well known that the food service industry relies heavily on various food packaging containers, especially for take-out. At the same time, as eating out becomes increasingly popular, the demand for disposable food packaging is growing. And the packaging method is also changing - from plastic boxes to biodegradable take away boxes.


The Hazards Of Traditional Food Packaging

Ordering take-out has become popular for convenience, which has undoubtedly increased the demand for food packaging. Most take-out packaging containers are made of materials that are harmful to the environment, such as plastic and Styrofoam.


biodegradable takeout food paper box packaging


Plastic production consumes large amounts of energy (non-renewable resources such as oil and natural gas) and water. The process of converting crude oil into plastic emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change and air pollution. What's more, most plastic tableware will end up in landfills after use, taking hundreds of years to decompose.


Polystyrene foam is one of the most commonly used materials for food packaging. The harmful effects are not limited to the environment, for instance, global warming, worsening ocean pollution, endangering the survival of animals, and other problems. It also puts our health and safety at risk - they often contain toxic chemicals such as BPA and PVC, which can potentially leach into food and beverages and cause health hazards.



The Best Eco-Friendly Alternative To Plastic Tableware 

Studies show that more than 50% of consumers are concerned about the negative impact of their plastic food packaging, and about 60-70% of consumers are willing to pay more for the biodegradable food packaging box.


Clearly, customers are looking for more socially responsible restaurants, and interest in sustainable food packaging is growing by the day. So, what's the solution? Choosing an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic, here are a few options to consider.

biodegradable food packaging box

Biodegradable Food Packaging Box


1. Compostable tableware

The 100% biodegradable food box is a popular alternative to plastic tableware. They are made from natural materials such as bagasse/corn starch/bamboo, which will decompose in the compost bin within a few months for quick disposal.


2. Paper tableware

The paper packaging container is another trendy selection that is safe, hygienic, and easy to carry. Likewise, biodegradable paper packaging boxes, paper cups, and other paper products can be composted or recycled together.


3. Reusable tableware

Reusable tableware mainly refers to metal tableware that can be washed and reused. They are more durable than biodegradable boxes for packaging. However, they do require more care and cleaning.



Tips For Sustainable Development

How to incorporate sustainability concepts that resonate with your customers in your restaurant management? Here are some relevant tips you may need.

Biodegradable Take Away Boxes

Biodegradable Take Away Boxes


  • Create a safe, clean, and sanitary environment.
  • Recycle food waste, discarded paper, metal, glass, cardboard, etc.
  • Use only environment-friendly cleaning products such as soap and detergents.
  • Consider whether solar-powered equipment would work in your restaurant.
  • Use renewable or recyclable products whenever possible, including napkins, take-out bags, etc.
  • Please get rid of polystyrene foam and any plastic products, whether for take-out service or take-out food containers. Instead, try to use green and economic biodegradable boxes packaging.


Final word

Today, more and more businesses and consumers are aware of the damage possible from using single-use plastic packaging. And there is a growing interest in finding sustainable food packaging solutions.


If you work in the food service industry, it is more important than ever to utilize environmentally friendly food packaging to meet the needs of consumers. Please feel free to contact us at for the most professional biodegradable takeout food paper box packaging solution!

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