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Exploring the Benefits of Biodegradable Cardboard Food Trays for Events and Parties

March 07, 2024 0 Comments

cardboard food trays

Planning a party, event, or any get-together?

Imagine fun, good company, music, delicious food… and mountains of plastic waste. What if we made it sound better?

But wait, there's a better way.

Biodegradable cardboard food trays are getting popular day by day. Because they are sustainable as well as stylish ways to serve and enjoy food. Let us find out what their benefits are and whether they are really perfect for eco-conscious people like you.

The Plastic Problem in the UK

Before going further, let's acknowledge the issue first. Did you know that every year in the UK alone, an estimated 1.1 billion disposable plates and cutlery are used? And this ends up in landfills or worse pollutes our oceans. The worst part is that this plastic persists for centuries and harms wildlife and ecosystems.

So, by opting for biodegradable cardboard food trays, you're taking a significant step towards reducing your event's environmental footprint. Let’s go further -

Benefits of Biodegradable Cardboard Food Trays

1. Biodegradable & Compostable: 

These trays are made from recycled paper pulp. They break down naturally within a few months and do not leave any harmful residues.

Did you know that over 100,000 marine animals die annually from plastic entanglement? So if you’re going for a biodegradable alternative, you are making a huge step to prevent such tragedies.

2. Sturdy & Versatile: 

Who says cardboard isn't strong? The cardboard food trays are strong and come in multiple sizes and shapes. They’re perfect for any food, hot/cold, from finger foods to full meals. So never underestimate their strength.

No more flimsy plastic plates bending under the weight of your delicious creations.

Looking for eco-friendly alternatives to plastic food trays? Look no further than Packware’s Biodegradable Brown Cardboard Tray for Hot Dog - one of the best ways to present your food in style. 

brown cardboard hot dog tray

This open-faced design beautifully presents hot dogs, skewers, or sliders. Plus, it is made of natural paper which is good for the earth as well as safe for food.

3. Leak-proof & Grease-resistant: 

Are you worried about accidental messy spills? If you don't know, then, many cardboard food trays have a plant-based coating that effectively resists moisture and grease, which is great for providing guests and organizers with a stress-free experience.

4. Microwave-safe & Freezer-safe: 

Need to reheat or store leftovers? It's really not a problem! 

A few cardboard trays for food can handle both the microwave and freezer. They offer greater flexibility for food preparation and service.

Looking for smaller eco-friendly trays…

small brown cardboard tray

Check out Packware’s Small Brown Cardboard Food Tray which is perfect for small portions. 

Be it seafood, chips, pasta, or noodles, this tray is versatile. It is eco-friendly, strong, durable, and budget-friendly. Plus, its unique white interior and brown exterior add timeless elegance.

Or, if you need a larger option. Packware’s Cardboard Brown Box Large Tray is your answer. 

large tray cardboard brown box

Ideal for generous servings of pasta, rice, skewers, or even cake. This tray is sturdy, eye-catching, and compostable.

5. Stylish & Customizable: 

Forget those plain, boring disposables. Now, biodegradable cardboard food trays come in different designs. Also, they can be customized. If you want, you can add your brand's logo or any party/event’s theme to it, making it a great option for adding uniqueness without compromising sustainability.

6. Cost-effective: 

We all know that eco-friendly cardboard trays are cheaper than plastic trays. It's a win-win for your wallet (whether household or business) and the earth!

Take a look at our Small Brown Catering Food Trays with kraft window lids to see how they can benefit your catering company. 

catering food trays

They are composed of corrugated cardboard, which is environmentally friendly, durable, and recyclable. It also presents your culinary creations in an exquisite manner.

More Than the Benefits:

Using biodegradable cardboard food trays at your event sends a powerful message. It demonstrates your commitment to sustainability and inspires

others to make eco-conscious choices. It's a small change with a big impact, showcasing your responsibility towards the environment and setting a positive example for your guests.

The UK government has set ambitious targets to reduce plastic waste by 2042. If you are opting for biodegradable options it means you are contributing to reducing plastic waste and moving towards a more sustainable future.

Ready to Make the Switch?

Numerous UK companies offer various biodegradable cardboard food trays catering to different needs and budgets. Do your research, find the perfect fit for your event, and experience the satisfaction of hosting a gathering. A gathering that is both fun and environmentally friendly. Remember, every small step counts!

Together, let's say goodbye to the plastic and hello to the cardboard trays for food!