Urgent Replacement of Plastic food packaging for containing hot foods
Earlier, food was carried/ delivered in re-usable containers like tiffin boxes, earthenware etc. which were safer for health. The convenience that the increased use of plastic, styrofoam, etc. brought to the food packaging and delivery industry looked very attractive, but is proving a bane after all.
We need to either find a cost-effective non-plastic packaging material that can conveniently carry hot liquid food (anyone from the food packaging industry or academia listening ??) or encourage use of re-usable containers like yesteryears to reduce the harmful chemical exposure, that is a contributing factor to the evergrowing cancer menace. The restaurants and service providers like zomato, swiggy etc. need to be aware and responsible in this matter.
Hope you all agree with me.
-- Rajarshi Das more