Many disposable food service products can be made of plastic, cups, plates, bowls, trays, food containers and cutlery, for example. Plastics are used because the material is lightweight and holds the temperature of hot/cold food and beverages. Polystyrene is in one of the most common types of plastics used for foodservice packaging. In its foamed form, expanded polystyrene is often sometimes referred to as Styrofoam. Non-foamed polystyrene is sometimes also used for utensils or plastic plates. Polyethylene and other plastics are also used.
For example, because of convenience and health, many hotels and restaurants are using disposable plastic tableware.
Based on a large number of dining customers, the staff of the restaurant did not have time to carefully clean and disinfect the utensils, yet the infectious bacteria could not be killed without high temperatures. It’s obviously Unsanitary.
Disposable tableware has become a substitute for many restaurant utensils. It’s an effective way to prevent cross-infection of infectious diseases by using disposable plastic tableware.
By reducing the need for equipment and additional labor, disposable foodservice packaging is an economical alternative to multiuse items and eliminates the need for dishwashers and other support equipment (racks, carts, dollies, shelving, bins) It can also save money on water and energy used by dishwashers and can eliminates the need to replace reusables that are broken, damaged, stolen or accidentally discarded.