16.9 inch (43 cm) Rectangular Plastic Plate for 17.7 inch (45 cm) Small Window Pot (Dark Pink) (set of 3)
Plastics. Many disposable foodservice products can be made of plastic or plastic-coated paper:16.9 inch (43 cm) Rectangular Plastic Plate for 17.7 inch (45 cm) Small Window Pot (Dark Pink) (set of 3) cups, plates, bowls, trays, food containers and cutlery, for example. Plastics are used because the material is lightweight and holds the temperature of hot/cold food and beverages.
Plastic cups are made from out of a plastic called ‘PET’ ‘Polyethylene Tetra hydrate’ and ‘PET’ is very recyclable. It’s the same plastic used for water bottles so it can be melted down, shredded, washed and made back into recyclable products.
However, according to several studies, eating from plastic containers exposes you to substances that are added into the plastic to make it more stable and easier to process. Two of these substances are phthalates and bisphenol-A (BPA), which are known to be harmful to human beings