In the age of information, people have everything available at their fingertips with the internet. While this brings a lot of advantages, it also has a disadvantage of spreading conflicting information about certain things and plastics are no exception. It can be hard to know truth from just myths and misconceptions about plastic materials, particularly the use of plastic tray and pans. So to make things right, here are the three common myths that need to be clarified.
Myth #1. Certain types of plastics are not recyclable
This was only when sorting technology didn’t get any better but now that it has improved, recycling centers are picking up more plastic types. Each type of plastics can be recycled. So stop worrying if the plastic tray you are using in your business can be delivered to recycling centers after end life. Just keep in mind that no matter it’s made of, you can still responsibly dispose it off.
Myth #2. Ingesting plastics can give you cancer
While it’s true that BPA in plastics may increase risk of cancer, it’s ONLY if it will be injected right through your bloodstream. There has no scientific study that confirms that when you accidentally eat a part of it or microwave your plastic tray and eat the food in it, it will cause you cancer. The truth is that as long as you don’t shoot up with it, your digestive tract is intelligent enough to know it’s plastic and will pass it on its way.
Myth #3. Plastic is the number one litter material
This myth is a bit closer to the truth since food containers are the second most common piece of litter. So, what really takes the first place? It’s the cigarette butts. It may feel bad to see good plastic materials in garbage bin, but fortunately, unlike cigarette butts, plastics are recyclable.
Now, how do you feel about stacking piles of plastic tray in your bakery? So long that you’re using and disposing them responsibly, you don’t have to feel guilty.