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What are the types of disposable tableware?

Update:08 Apr 2020
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Disposable tableware can be divided into biodegradable […]

Disposable tableware can be divided into biodegradable materials, light / biodegradable materials and easy to recycle materials.
1. Biodegradation: such as paper products (including pulp molding, cardboard coating), edible powder molding, plant fiber molding, etc;
2. Photodegradable materials: photodegradable plastics (non foaming), such as photodegradable PP;
3. Easy to recycle materials: such as polypropylene (PP), high impact polystyrene (HIPS), biaxially stretched polystyrene (BOPS), natural inorganic mineral filled polypropylene composite products, etc.

The reasons for banning disposable foam tableware are as follows:
1. It is difficult to recycle foamed plastic tableware after it is used up;
2. The foaming agent used in the production of some enterprises is butane (i.e. lighter gas), which is easy to ignite and unsafe;
3. The product is easy to dissolve harmful substances at high temperature (> 65 ℃), which is not safe to use, especially in microwave oven;
4. Large volume of products, inconvenient transportation and storage;
5. It is not easy to decompose, pollutes the environment and is harmful to human body;
6. Alternative products (corn starch tableware) are available.