From picnics to birthday parties the use of plastic utensils is universal. Many people enjoy the convenience and practicality of disposable flatware. After all if a fork or spoon gets dropped or broken the user would just throw it away anyway. Right?
Replacement Plastic Utensils for Commercial Purposes
United Management Group (UMG) is a Colorado-based company that is finding success in developing, marketing and selling biodegradable plastic utensils. Virtually all fast food locations use plastic ware for the convenience of their customers. If these food-based businesses were to elect to use biodegradable products as replacements there could be a shift in both the thinking and behavior of their customers.
As businesses continue to adopt corporate responsibility objectives in their decisions it can be a win-win to move to biodegradable plastic utensils, and allow customers to appreciate the reasons for the decision. Users will not notice a difference in their eating utensils. Honestly they will probably throw the replacement flatware away when they’re finished, but knowing that the fork or spoon will completely breakdown in the landfill can ease their conscience. This will also help the brand of the restaurant, hotel or organization that uses the product.
Schools and Plastic Utensils
There are some schools that only allow students to eat using a spoon. While this is often a safety issue the spoon they use could be biodegradable. Parents in some schools have asked officials to stop using plastic utensils because it undermines the lessons their children may be learning, both at home and in many of their classes about environmental responsibility. Adopting UMG plastic ware offers a solution to the need for both convenience and environmental accountability. Since the company also offers biodegradable plastic trays a solution can be broader than the eating utensils alone.
The Sustainability of New Plastic Utensils
UMG improved their food service products with a highly developed process that uses corn as the primary ingredient in plastic utensil manufacturing. UMG products have shown to fully degrade in landfill conditions in less than a year. Their products are sustainable and popular with consumers. So the end result is less reliance on landfills, a greater reliance on renewable resources and just one more example of the ingenuity required to translate good ideas into practical products.
As more corporate clients purchase environmentally friendly plastic utensils the net effect is to encourage yet more organization to accept this idea too. They may choose this path because they want to express environmental responsibility or because they are responding to the demands of their customers.
A Revolution in Plastic Utensils
UMG understands that the success of any new initiative is only effective when their products are adopted. This is why the company is working so closely with corporate clients. Corporations provides the highest visibility of new ideas and products to the most people, and they have the ability to change the way people think about plastic utensils. Using biodegradable plastic utensils is a simple but powerful change we can all make that will make a positive difference.