We’ve just taken a fresh shipment of our Black coloured paper banquet rolls, just in time for Halloween parties and themed events.
Halloween is now officially the 3rd biggest occasion in the UK events calendar (https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3286170/Halloween-overtakes-Valentine-s-Day-biggest-retail-event.html), just behind Christmas and Easter. This follows a similar trend seen in America where the occasion has steadily gained popularity over the years. This has resulted in larger scale celebrations, and in particular more home parties and themed events in bars / nightclubs.
Paper tablecloths and banquet rolls are great products to use at such events; they provide a temporary and easily replaceable table covering. They’re available in a variety of colours, one of the most popular of which is Black. These can be used to protect tables from spillages or just as themed decoration.
Our steam embossed paper tablecloths are made from heavyweight 45gsm paper, much thicker than the majority of other alternatives on the market. They also feature no plastic coating so can be put straight into your paper waste and recycled.
You can find a full selection of our paper banquet rolls here:https://innsupplies.com/disposable/banquet-rolls
In strictly limited quantities – we’ve just added the 10oz Halloween themed glasses to our store, each pack of which has a random design (4 available). Solid in small packs of 5 glasses – great for any Halloween parties you may be having
You can buy these from our store at: https://innsupplies.com/halloween-themed-10oz-strong-reusable-glasses.html
From 5th October we’ve got a new lower special offer price on the black paper drinking straws, reduced by a huge margin from £99.00 to £65.00 for a full box of 5,000. Smaller boxes of 200 straws are also reduced from £7.00 to £5.00 per box.
These are a great replacement for the ever popular black 5/6mm plastic drinking straws, ideal for bars, pubs and other venues looking to replace their disposable plastics. It’s also a good solution for venues that have a biodegradable mandate imposed which stipulates the use of compostable products. It means you can continue to provide customers with straws where required.
These items are available immediately from stock, with next day delivery available on orders placed before 1pm.
Our black paper straws can be found at: https://innsupplies.com/black-paper-straws-biodegradable-compostable.html
As part of our new 2018 biodegradable range of cups, we’ve added an alternative to the popular brown ripple cups. This new Biodegradable version looks and feels, for all intents and purposes, the same as the regular brown insulated cups. The key difference (other than the INGEO biodegradable branding round the base) is that it has a PLA corn starch lining rather than the usual PE plastic inner lining, this means it is completely biodegradable and eco-friendly.
For maximum flexibility the cups have the same 80mm (8oz) and 90mm (12,16oz) rim diameters as the rest of our cup range. This means you can use the regular white or black lids if required, or use the compostable lids for a completely biodegradable solution.
For café’s and other commercial users the appearance has been kept intentionally similar to the regular brown ripple cups, this means making the switch to biodegradable items should seamlessly fit into any front of house environment.
Samples are available on request, please see our compostable paper cups section for more information: https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/biodegradable-paper-cups
By popular demand we’ve introduced a new line of paper straws to supplement our existing range of disposable plastic straws. Due to ever shifting consumer requirements, paper straws have seen a huge surge in popularity through 2018; with many pubs, bars and clubs replacing their usual plastic straws.
Our disposable paper straws are 100% biodegradable, there’s no plastic coating either which means they can be easily recycled with your usual paper waste.
Initially we’re offering the plain black paper straws, although a range of colours and other designs will follow.
Our paper straws have a thick premium feel with a semi matt finish – great for use at bars that prefer not to use disposable plastics.
Samples of these are available on request. You can find these paper straws on our website at: https://innsupplies.com/black-paper-straws-biodegradable-compostable.html
We’ve expanded our increasingly popular range of biodegradable paper cups with a line of double wall insulated cups with a PLA (Polylactic Acid) compostable lining. These feature the same great heat insulation as the disposable PE coated double wall cups, but use a PLA lining instead.
We’ve seen a strong market swing towards biodegradable items through 2018, as such our already strong range of eco-friendly products has been significantly expanded to encompass insulated cups, lids, straws and plastic glasses.
Our double wall biodegradable cups are available in the usual sizes; 8oz (small), 12oz (medium) and 16oz (large). These accept the same lid sizes as the rest of our cups range, 80mm for the 8oz cups and 90mm for the 12 and 16oz sizes.
Samples are available on request, you can see our full range of biodegradable paper cups at: https://innsupplies.com/biodegradable/biodegradable-paper-cups
As part of World Oceans Day, numerous companies and organisations have used their media influence to raise awareness about the damage we’re doing to our ecosystem and oceans.
The display in these images (spotted locally) was organised by Corona, it is a visual depiction of the average quantity of waste found over a 2 mile stretch of beach in the UK. As you can see, much of this waste is plastic based which can be hugely harmful to wildlife.
As an ethical supplier of catering disposables, much of which is plastic based, we’re always very keen to promote the sustainable usage and correct disposal of our products. We supply large quantities of plastic glasses for events all over the UK; the vast majority of our items are either recyclable or biodegradable. Any large consumers of disposable items should always have a plan in mind to manage their waste; normally this would involve collecting the used glasses and sorting for recycling. There’s no need for items of this nature to be disposed of with regular waste and sent to landfill. We certainly don’t want to see products dumped into the oceans where they take hundreds of years to break down.
Whether you’re catering a small private party, or a large festival for hundreds of thousands of guests – we’re always happy to advise on the most ethical ways to dispose and manage any waste created. The most effective way to do your part for the oceans is to ensure your waste doesn’t end up there in the future.
World Oceans Day: http://www.worldoceansday.org/
A common theme in 2018 so far seems to revolve around eliminating our dependency on single use disposables and plastics. Often this seems to be done at a policy maker’s level without enough thought as to the implementation.
We’ve written several articles promoting the benefits of correct sortation and recycling of disposables. Rather than the blanket “ban x product from the shelf” style statements that seem so commonplace, we could drastically reduce the amount of plastics that end up in landfill by simply improving sortation and recycling facilities to allow the waste to be processed.
It’s true that our reliance on disposables can be reduced to some extent, but there will always be a demand for the items (hygiene grounds within the NHS for example). Nearly all plastics are easily processed if sent to the correct facility without contamination.
Evian is an example of a company investing in better recycling facilities and looking to promote a more sustainable use of plastics, bottles in this instance. Their aim is for all plastic bottles to be made from recycled plastics by 2020. Evian is working with governments and waste processors to secure a sufficient supply of recycled plastics to accomplish this. More details at: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/sponsor-content-changing-the-way-we-think-about-plastics/
Hopefully other similar companies will follow suit and get behind plastic recycling schemes.
With all the negativity circulating regarding the country’s failure to correctly sort, process and recycle plastic waste, it’s good to see some progress and innovation in the recycling world. It’s no secret that plastic waste (especially from food packaging, plastic cups, bottles etc) is a huge issue worldwide. These plastics are commonly not recycled and end up in landfill; they will then often take hundreds of years to break down.
In 2015 a scheme was trialled where plastic waste was used instead of crude oil to form the bitumen used for paving roads (see https://newatlas.com/vancouver-recycled-plastic-warm-mix-asphalt/25254/). There are numerous benefits to repurposing plastic waste in this manner, not least of which is the potential to vastly reduce plastic waste sent to landfill. Other benefits of this scheme include:
- Reduced pollution; where plastics would have been potentially been incinerated.
- Ease of recycling; bitumen can be made from Thermosets, Elastomers and Thermoplastics meaning reduced reliance on complex sorting.
- Less dependence on crude oil traditionally used in road construction.
- Plastics can be used to create a more flexible and hard-wearing surface, resistant to breakage and temperature related damage.
In Vancouver there is already widespread use of this process (https://thinkprogress.org/netherlands-company-introduces-plastic-roads-that-are-more-durable-climate-friendly-than-asphalt-ecb7c2a11a50/), even to the extent that modular premade blocks are used.
The only barrier to using waste plastics in this manner is the current lack of scalable infrastructure to collect and sort the waste plastics. With the correct investment and increase awareness of new recycling opportunities we could drastically cut the amount of plastic waste ending up in landfill.
Currently the UK seems more fixated on eliminating the usage of single-use plastics across the board, however this is a rather optimistic and short sighted goal. The simple fact of the matter is that single use plastics like plastic cups are often a necessity. Wouldn’t it be better all round to tackle the real issue here, which is the lack of correct waste collection, recycling and sortation facilities? With increased awareness, subsidies and incentives there’s enormous potential for progress.