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Disposable Food Service Products Megan Sumner, Andrew Elkins, Nick Keith, Felix Ouyang http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5 wq9ZCQp4U
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Agenda 1. Background information 2. Discussion of Current Market urrent Production Process a. Current Production Process b. End of Life Options c. Paper vs. Plastic 3. Discussion of Emerging Technologies a. Bioplastics – Bagasse, PLA, Starch 4. Move to Bioplastics a. Cereplast ispoz b. Dispoz o 5. Future Predictions a. Cone of Uncertainty 6. Recommendations and Implication for Management 7. Summary
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Background Disposable Food Products ex. Napkins, paper towels, plastic cutlery, Dixie cups and tableware Why do these products exist? on enience a) Convenience Light weight, easy to transport, easy to make, easy to handle, simple cleanup b) Cost Effectiveness ) Save water and energy, affordable price, reduce labor costs c) Variety Different colors, sizes, designs d) Reduces contamination and germs Example: 2002 study in Las Vegas, 18% of reusable products had higher than acceptable bacteria counts
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Current Market
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Disposable Food Product Manufacturing Types Product Material Paper (i.e. napkins, paper towels, most plates) Plastic e cups cutlery (i.e. cups, cutlery, some plates)
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Product End-Life Options Landfill A method of solid aste disposal in which Compost Pile Composed of organic aterials sually kept Incineration Combustion of organic bstances waste disposal in which refuse is buried between layers of dirt The end of most food materials usually kept at high temperatures Can be rich in nutrients and used for soil later substances Final volume = 1% of starting volume Emits flue gas, which service products Compostability vs. Biodegradability Plastic compostables e not yet cost contains CO 2 , fine particles, hydrochloric acid, and other products that harm the are not yet cost effective. environment.
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Product End-Life Options Recycling Plastic takes up to 500 years for 1 plastic cup to degrade It takes up to 500 years for 1 plastic cup to degrade Polystyrene and polypropylene are 100% recyclable materials Polystyrene can be recycled up to 5000 times, but is usually not recycled at all Plastic products must be collected clean and delivered to a facility close enough to make the transport economical Less than 1% by weight of solid waste disposed is polystyrene Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks, and spoons each year circle the equator 300 times! to circle the equator 300 times!
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Plastic (Resin) Identification Code Polyethylene terephthalate Soft drink, water, salad dressing, peanut butter & m containers Polypropylene Reusable microwave ware, kitchenware, yogurt ntainers disposable cups plates jam containers High density polyethylene containers, disposable cups, plates Polystyrene Water pipes, hula hoops, milk, juice, water bottles Egg cartons, disposable cups, plates, trays and cutlery Polyvinyl chloride Juice bottles, cling films, PVC piping Other (often polycarbonate or ABS) Beverage bottles, baby milk bottles, electronic casing Low density polyethylene Frozen food bags, squeezable bottles
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course MGT 3743 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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