With MATER-BI it is possible to produce a wide range of items for foodservice including cups and lids, dishes, bowls, cuttlery, take-away and finger food single-use containers, straws and ice cream pots. The replacement of traditional plastics with MATER-BI in collective catering represents a particular opportunity in cases where – due to logistic and operational reasons, etc. – the use of washable and reusable tableware is not possible or practical.
The use of MATER-BI products can also help return any food waste nutrients to the soil as compost as opposed to incineration or landfill. This allows simplified post-consumer disposal operations and entails a reduction in waste management costs reducing environmental impact, since the disposal of the compostable food service ware together with the organic food fraction in composting structures is generally a lower cost than the disposal of undifferentiated waste in landifills.