Eco-friendly and Zero-waste Alternatives of Kitchen Wares and RestaurantsNowadays plastic has become part of everybody's lives. We can't think to live without this. Plastics intervenes in every field from the kitchen to industry. It has been reported in rainwater, groundwater, ocean water, the ice of Antarctica and even in marine aquatic animals which are being consumed by human beings in the form of micro-plastic. It makes our life easy, but it is deteriorating our life and its side effects can be easily noticed.
Every day we see it through newspapers, electronic media and social media. Plastic has almost occupied our whole kitchen. It has been involved from food production to preparation and a new issue of discussion has arrived about plastic in the food industry.
Because of its toxic effects, some start-ups came up with new ideas which even not only keep us away from this toxic substance but also reduce plastic in our day-to-day life and helping us to minimize plastic waste on our earth. Use of plant-based and earthen material will not only help to protect our environment but also preserve our culture and boost our health because these products having medicinal properties, antioxidants and micro-nutrients/minerals which are the necessities of our body.
Some ideas which are getting popularity in our aware societies are:
Dona, Plates and food packaging materials made up of Plant's leaves are a good alternative of thermocols and plastics. These disposable natural products are used to serve food and after use, they can be used as manure in the field due to bio-degradable in nature and there are no side effects to human and environment. Earthen pots as kitchen wares are also taking place in Indian kitchens. Some start-up are manufacturing these products in India and also exporting their products to other countries by providing job opportunities to the locals. These pots retain or add minerals in our cooked food and keep it preserve for some more time. After use, they can be disposed of in an eco-friendly manner. Manufacturing of eatable restaurants dinnerware has also been started and it is zero waste product which is manufactured using wheat bran and other plant-based materials and can be eaten after a meal.
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