Some people still buy disposable utensils to eat from at work. And to buy plastic plates and forks in the summer for a picnic is generally a sacred thing. Meanwhile, using disposable tableware with or without reason is a senseless habit of Russians, because there are already alternatives, said environmentalist Aida Levanova. She told how to replace harmful plastic.
Disposable dishes can be replaced with plastic, but reusable ones, the ecologist noted. Get even more economical. A pack of disposable tableware costs 100 rubles, but you buy it regularly. A reusable kit will cost 1000 rubles, but it will not have to be changed for a long time.
Another option is aluminum kits. The advantages are that they are very light, wear-resistant and can last a very long time, the expert said to Lente.ru.
Separately, she advised catering companies to reconsider their attitude to disposable tableware. For them, this is a big expense. You can reduce it by purchasing sets of ceramic dishes.
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