We got a lunch takeaway today to check if our biodegradable lunch box is leakproof?
Takeout meals are topping the charts today. Thanks to technology and the efforts of delivery riders, we are just a few clicks away from our favourite food. Not forgetting that the item that ties the process together is a disposable lunch box. Numerous dishes, various food containers but unfortunately, not all are eco friendly.
Fortunately, you can ditch single-use plastic for biodegradable food containers. As we did for today’s lunch. Apart from being eco-conscious, can our bio lunch box be leakproof too? Well, we have already done various tests with saucy noodles, fried rice and other dishes. But when you are good at something, it’s good to let the world know that you are remaining good at it.
This time, our eco friendly takeaway lunch box greets a Nasi Tomato Set. Scroll down to see the results.
Sauce Friendly and Eco Friendly Food Container Can Coexist
The foolproof order – tomato rice, fish sambal, egg and ladles of curry. We clearly went a little extra on gravy, bearing in mind that it’s a test too. After 20 minutes, we opened the food box to eat and was done in the next 10 minutes.
How Was the Disposable Lunch Box After the Meal?
First of all, the tapao box has enough room to add on more dishes and extra rice. So even if you are coming in with a big appetite, you don’t need a bigger lunch box.
The natural lunch box sees no changes in shape. It was firm, intact and had no spillage at the closures. The clamshell container has an oil resistance for approximately 3 hours. It has no layer of plastic or wax yet manages to hold any sauciness for a decent amount of time.
Done with the meal, into the bin the box goes. With zero guilt of contributing more plastic to the landfill.
Why Must You Use Biodegradable Food Boxes?
Let’s be honest, most of us have asked ourselves, “Will plastic pollution reduce just because I stopped using a plastic box?”
Yes. When confronting an uprising issue, the idea is not to just break the chain but also to spread the message. You still have the same convenience and comfort of a takeaway box but get a better one helps the environment.
In a 2019 study commissioned by WWF, Malaysia has the highest annual per capita plastic use, at 16.78 kg per person compared to China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. In terms of plastic waste, Malaysia ranks the second-highest in overall generated waste. Despite the government’s revelations on the shocking figures of waste generated each year, the recycling rate of post-consumption plastic packaging among Malaysians is still relatively low.
Even worse, we can still spot polystyrene food boxes here and there. Read More: Say No to Polystyrene Box Malaysia.
It seemed like the tide has turned against plastic food containers. But then came the pandemic. More plastic boxes are lurking in the market and those who are still committed to going eco friendly are high appreciated.