In recent years, the food takeaway industry has developed rapidly. However, most of today's takeaway packaging is mainly plastic, and the rapidly expanding takeaway market has also brought considerable pressure to the environment. In order to reduce environmental pollution, biodegradable takeaway packaging is becoming a new trend in the takeaway packaging industry, and paper lunch boxes are one of them.
From an overall point of view, takeaway packaging has gone through three stages: foamed lunch boxes-pp plastic tableware-biodegradable takeaway packaging.
Takeaway is developed from food packaging. The emergence of foam lunch boxes has changed the situation of plastic bags for packaging food. After the takeaway started to develop, the foamed meal box has naturally become the first choice of many takeaway merchants. The advantages of convenience and beauty have made the foamed meal box gradually occupy the catering takeaway market. According to data from the China Plastics Processing Industry Association, by the end of the 1990s, the output of foamed lunch boxes had reached 5 billion, and a large number of them were exported to the United States, Europe, South Africa and other countries.
With the advent of the take-out era, the requirements for takeaway packaging have become higher and higher, and PP plastic tableware has quickly become the new darling of the takeaway packaging industry due to its high temperature resistance and sturdiness. But whether it is a foamed lunch box or PP plastic tableware, they cannot escape the essence of "plastic".
With the strengthening of people's environmental awareness, biodegradable paper lunch boxes have begun to enter the takeaway packaging market, such as biodegradable paper bowls. From the perspective of environmental protection, paper lunch boxes are easily degraded and have little environmental pollution; from the perspective of safety ingredients, paper lunch boxes are non-toxic and harmless; from the perspective of packaging texture, paper lunch boxes make takeaways more high-end and more quality.
Although takeaway packaging is constantly developing and people's awareness of environmental protection is also strengthening, as far as the takeaway market is concerned, the market penetration rate of biodegradable paper lunch boxes is very low. However, as consumers continue to increase their pursuit of environmental protection and take-out quality, biodegradable paper lunch boxes will become a new trend in take-out packaging, with huge market development potential.