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Each year, during Penang Thaipusam, numerous efforts are put in to prevent the usage of polystyrene and plastics. It’s clearly a wise decision to use disposable plates and boxes that are earth friendly. Green Eco Paradise, a food packaging store in Penang, has been advocating to use of biodegradable containers, which are locally made from paddy straw. Since 2013, our food containers are the best choice for Thaipusam.
The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) and the Malaysia Hindu Sangam Bukit Bendera encourage temples across the country to not use polystyrene food containers in their temple surroundings this Thaipusam. Under the stewardship of CAP Education Officer NV Subbarow and A. Tharman, chairman of Malaysia Hindu Sangam Bukit Bendera, the effort to eliminate Polystyrene/Single-Use Plastic from this religious festival is well received.
Strong and Sustainable Disposable Packaging for a Better Future
The switch to eco friendly disposable food containers is vital for the future generation. Speaking of the coming generation, students from SJKT Azad were present in the press meeting too. The young ones are aware of choosing biodegradable plates and lunch boxes over plastic. They were enthusiastic to be part of the event, showing the range of plastic-free disposables.
As per a study from Harvard, when hot food gets in touch with plastic, it releases harmful chemicals that are bad for your health. Not forgetting the never-ending plastic pollution in the country, directly impacting land and sea animals.
CAP’s Education Officer Mr Subbarow Underlines the Significance of Eco Friendly Disposable Food Containers
“Polystyrene plates and cups are widely used to serve food and drinks to devotees and due to the lots of polystyrene garbage is thrown all over.
“The chemicals in the polystyrene can migrate into food and can eventually be absorbed into the body,” said Subbarow.
He encourages devotees to play their part and bring their own containers to receive food and drinks.
“We also encourage temple management to be firm with the various stall owners and impose strict rules to refrain them from using polystyrene.
“Although the Penang state government has banned the use of polystyrene, other states have not done so. We also advise the public not to waste food which is given away during the festival.
“Take only what is needed and required,” stated Mr Subbarow.
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Disposable Lunch Boxes for Festivals and Events
Just like the years before, many thaneer panthals (refreshment huts) are going with plastic-free packaging. Some have dubbed the bio container as a Thaipusam lunch box too. Nevertheless, this eco food box is ideal for numerous festivals and events. From Hari Raya open houses to St Anne’s Feast and food fairs, biodegradable boxes are a common sight. Firstly, the capacity of 600ml makes it convenient to serve basic dishes. Next, the clamshell locking ensures fast packing. Last but not least, is the thickness of the biodegradable food box. Despite not having any layer of plastic, it is easy to pack assorted dishes.
So much so, the disposable lunch box makes it to the top 5 containers for 2023.
Green Eco Paradise wholeheartedly appreciates the Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) and the Malaysia Hindu Sangam for their efforts. Let’s ensure the usage of biodegradable packaging for all festivals.
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