Food vendors that have pop-up stalls or sell food at markets and events need to have the packaging available to make it easy for customers to eat food on the go. This could be anything from takeaway boxes, napkins, trays, or cutlery to name a few. Because takeaway food is often eaten on the go, the packaging that it comes in runs the risk of being disposed of incorrectly, but businesses have the power to change the containers they use for the better so that they don’t harm the environment or contribute to global warming. Read on as we take a closer look at the most popular takeaway food container – the disposable food tray.
What are disposable food trays used for?
Disposable food trays are mostly used by takeaway food vendors so that their customers can eat their products on the go. If you’ve ever purchased an item from a food truck, food festival or market, you’ll have an idea of what these disposable trays look like. They can help vendors display their items in a presentable way each time, whilst also allowing the customer to carry the product easily so they can eat it on the go. Once the customer has finished eating, they can simply dispose of the tray. More vendors are making the switch to disposable food trays as they are biodegradable – meaning they can reduce the impact that plastic packaging is having on the planet.
What are the benefits?
Many benefits come with using disposable food trays within your takeaway food company such as:
- Ease of use: These disposable food trays make it easy for you to display your food, and maintain high standards, whilst also making it easy for your customers to eat their lunch or snack from you on the go. They are simple in design, which means there’s nothing to overcomplicate the process.
- Easy to carry: Your food trays will be used to help your customers carry their food whilst they eat it. Although they are made from paper, these trays and boxes are strong enough to hold food easily. They are lightweight and easy to carry on the go. You can pair them with biodegradable napkins and cutlery to enhance the experience.
- Biodegradable: Litter from eating food on the go can have a detrimental impact on the environment – but you can change this by using biodegradable, compostable food trays that can break down back into the earth.
- Personalisation: The packaging that you use can be a great way to promote your business. You can use colours, logos and themes that fit with your business on your food trays as a way of spreading the word.
Branded food trays
Just because disposable food trays are for single use, and biodegradable, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t make them look the part! As we mentioned above, you can use these trays as a way of getting your brand name out there. You can add a personal touch to improve awareness and show that your company is professional. You can make your product stand out from the crowd and get ahead of competitors by appealing to like-minded customers that feel the same way about the environment and are attracted to your stand-out designs.
Other biodegradable options
As well as disposable food trays, there are other items that you can use with them to get the full experience when it comes to eating from a food vendor on the go. If you’re looking for other environmentally friendly products to further the work you’re doing to help the planet and protect the environment, there are products like paper takeaway bags and compostable drinking cups suitable for both hot and cold drinks, and even environmentally-friendly clamshells. You can change the impact you have on the planet with the help of your customers, and they won’t have to go without.