Who hasn't bought a coffee-to-go in a paper cup with a plastic lid because they didn't have their own drinking cup to hand or the practice of filling your own cups was not yet accepted by large chains? There are fast-food chains, beverage shops and cafés in countless countries around the world that offer their products conveniently for consumers to go. The environment often pays the price, because plastic packaging and lids take a very long time to decompose. While plastic production has increased by 70 percent in the last 30 years, plastic bottles, bags and packaging make up the largest share of plastic waste on our planet.  The problem? Plastic is often made from synthetic chemical materials such as PET. This cannot be decomposed by bio-organisms, as is the case with normal garden waste when composting. Natural decomposition processes are no longer taking place as usual and the amount of waste is increasing. In fact, plastic will eventually decompose due to exposure to UV rays in landfills - in the case of plastic bottles, sometime around 450 years.
The New Awareness of Sustainable Choices
While the mountain of plastic waste continues to grow, there is good news: Many consumers are also becoming aware of the polluting effects of too much plastic keeps growing. Not just since Fridays for Future, younger generations in particular have been concerned with sustainability, the health of our planet and the question of how small changes can make a big contribution. In fact, even small steps can have a big effect in terms of the quantities consumed: in Berlin alone, 460,000 plastic cups end up in waste bins every day. According to Deutscher Umwelthilfe, 2.8 billion paper cups are thrown away in Germany every year, which corresponds to 40,000 tons of waste - a chain that goes around the equator seven times.  What positive effects would this have on our environment if only recyclable drinking cups were used? (And what if we also think of reusable and compostable bags, bottles and ecological packaging?).
Good for business and good for the climate
The good news is: consumers want environmentally friendly products! The bad: Who brings their own dishes and a reusable cup to the restaurant? Here the gastronomy is asked to offer a real alternative with recyclable disposable tableware and reusable tableware. Whether edible drinking straws or ecological palm leaf crockery - there are now numerous ways to produce food packaging and crockery sustainably and to maintain an attractive price-performance ratio. Plus: restaurateurs score with innovation and sustainability, which is particularly popular with young guests! The offers are well received, used for PR campaigns and discussed in social networks – a catering trade cannot imagine better advertising. All that is required is a willingness to try something new.By using sustainable crockery, cafés, restaurants and entire chains can make their image significantly greener and include environmental awareness in their own branding strategy, which is more than just lip service!
Special offers from Wisefood for the catering industry
Have we convinced you that recyclable products for the catering industry are a wonderful idea, do not have to be expensive and can be used in many ways profit? Then let us show you with the following categories which environmentally friendly products we currently have at Wisefood By the way: Whether catering supplies in Munich, catering supplies nearby or catering supplies online for small and large companies - we offer our range nationwide to all environmentally conscious and interested in sustainability customers. So you don't have to be a wholesaler to place a bulk order with us! If in doubt, just contact us with questions about our range, we will be happy to help you! But now let's take a look at which environmentally conscious products we at Wisefood currently have in store for you!
Drinking straws are definitely not a new invention. It is believed that the ancient Sumerians (about 4000 BC) discovered the first straws made of dried rye straw. However, the idea was not patented until the 19th century by Marvin C. Stone, who manufactured paper tubes for cigarettes and extended the idea to drip-free beverage intake. We have spun the idea a little further and offer you edible drinking straws made of different materials. Our colorful drinking straws come in different diameters so they can be used for cocktails, bubble tea and many other drinks. They are currently available made from rice, macaroni noodles and an edible mixture of grain and apple fibre. We also carry (of course not edible) stainless steel straws.
No gastronomy can do without a cup. Cups are important for both drinks and food (think: salads, ice cream, take-out snacks). So that you can pack your customers' food to take away without a guilty conscience, we offer you an extensive range of cups. Our edible cups are made from carefully selected and tasty raw materials and serve as containers for cocoa, coffee, hot drinks or - in smaller sizes - as shot glasses or waffle cups for delicious ice cream. But even if your customers don't want to finish their cups right away, we have an alternative: We offer both disposable and reusable cups that do not require any plastic with a water-based coating. They can be disposed of with waste paper and compost in a very short time. By the way: If you wish, we can even print the cups for you and supply you with the matching reusable lids - of course also guaranteed to be plastic-free!
knife, fork, scissors, light... we just don't need the plastic! Whether it's a Chinese snack bar, kebab shop or salad bar - if you want to present your guests with a culinary experience without plastic waste, you will find wooden cutlery and healthy products in our Wisefood range that your customers didn't even know they could eat! Be honest: When have you ever eaten your chop suey and then polished off your chopsticks? Or eaten the ice cream spoon right away after the ice cream? At Wisefood we pride ourselves on selling the largest range of eco-friendly and edible disposable tableware in the world. Our selection is correspondingly large.You will not only find edible popsicle sticks and edible disposable cutlery, we also have cake pop sticks and even edible disposable cocktail stirrers. In our non-edible range, we mainly focus on spoons, knives and forks made of wood and bamboo skewers.
Plates and bowls
Did you know what makes most paper plates so problematic for our environment? As a rule, it is not the cardboard used at all, but the plastic cover, which is intended to prevent a paper plate from softening and tearing too quickly. Our wooden crockery and the palm leaf range, which is popular all over the world, show that there is another way! This is not only particularly climate-neutral due to its sustainability, but also very tear-resistant. Whether you're gearing up for a birthday party or BBQ and want to impress your guests, or want to offer your customers a truly green to-go alternative, our palm leaf range is chemical-free and very dimensionally stable. Even fully loaded with sauces and delicious food, the material does not soak as quickly as the classic paper plate and you can enjoy your food for a long time.
In private use, many customers even tell us that their disposable tableware is so stable that they are happy to use it a second and third time. Of course, this depends heavily on what you previously loaded your plate or bowl with, but it speaks for stability and quality. You don't have to do without functional shapes when making your selection either: we offer our plates round, square, rectangular and even triangular and teardrop-shaped in different practical sizes, so that there is the right shape for every need. We can even currently offer you a pizza plate made of palm leaves and a three-part plate for easier separation of menu components! By the way: Our entire palm leaf range is not only particularly sustainable, but also suitable for the oven, microwave and refrigerator. If you would prefer to use paper plates made of paper that are particularly cheap, we currently offer you two paper plates in brown or white, which are also completely free of plastic coatings and can be disposed of with waste paper without hesitation.
If you are looking for crockery that can be used again and again, stainless steel products are a special one smart choice. Stainless steel can already look back on a long history of success, which it owes, among other things, to its extremely acid-resistant, rust-repellent and malleable properties. Did you know that the first patent for stainless steel was filed by Krupp AG in 1912? More patents followed over the next few years, allowing the new material to be used in different areas. Stainless steel was not only particularly popular in the construction sector, but was already being used for food production and for households before it was even patented for the medical sector. As well as being malleable, stainless steel is extremely durable and easy to clean, making it a hugely popular product with demand growing every year. In 2016 alone, the global production volume was almost 46 million tons, and the trend is rising. 
If you choose reusable stainless steel tableware, you are buying quality that does not pollute the environment. With proper care, these products often last a lifetime. So you don't buy twice! Whether drinking bottle, thermal mug or stainless steel lunch box - our range is large and the possible uses for both catering and private use are diverse.
At Wisefood, we have found that due to come back to us again and again because of the high level of satisfaction with our organic product quality. However, a feeling for sustainability or the desire for ecologically unproblematic catering supplies is often not enough the first time to immediately trust our great range. We therefore encourage our customers to simply try it out for themselves and risk-free with small quantities. Before an up-and-coming restaurateur buys crockery in the form of 4000 palm leaf plates for his catering needs or is not sure whether his guests will really accept the edible drinking straws, he can opt for our starter sets and try out a variety of sustainable catering equipment in small quantities without obligation. In the starter sets, our most popular products are put together in suitable quantities to try out. They are also ideal for private parties, so you don't just have to buy them for commercial catering needs. We currently offer different sets of edible straws, party cocktail sets with drinking straw, stirrer and cup, our "Summer, Ice Cream and Party" box with delicious spoons, ice cream cups and stirring sticks and our "Edible Disposable Cutlery Set" with edible spoons, stirring sticks and Chopsticks.
Don't throw that away! Would you like a little more sustainability?
Portions are always measured in such a way that guests are full and don't have the nagging feeling that something was missing. However, this also often means that portion sizes are chosen so benevolently that the guest cannot eat his plate empty at the end. The food is then often simply thrown away, which is an incredible waste. Incidentally, food waste is a problem on a global scale: According to UN estimates, around 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted, lost or thrown away worldwide. The cost of this can be estimated at US$680 billion in developed countries and US$310 billion in developing countries, with amazingly high levels of food wastage in both developing and developed countries (630 and 670 million tons). For industrialized nations alone, this means that the annual food waste for a North American or European is 95-115 kg per person! 
Fortunately, it is also possible for both the professional catering sector and the catering needs for private customers to make a valuable contribution to this huge problem: with bagasse! With what? Bagasse is a pressing residue that is obtained from cane sugar during sugar production. This is important because we use it to make wonderful to-go boxes and then offer them to our environmentally conscious customers. Of course, the idea of having dishes that have not been fully eaten packed in the restaurant is not new. So far, however, this has unfortunately been done in boxes that, for the same reason as disposable tableware, are covered with a layer of plastic and are therefore difficult to recycle. With our bagasse food boxes, you are making a double decision in favor of sustainability! You no longer take part in global food waste and at the same time do this with a product that is fully recyclable and has been manufactured in a particularly sustainable manner. Of course, this not only works for restaurants, but also for every food truck where you take the food with you anyway and eat it on the go.
Wisefood's vision: the path is the goal, and we walk it together!
It might surprise you, but Wisefood hasn't been around that long.What began as a student project in 2017 has rapidly developed into one of the fastest growing food tech companies in Germany in recent years. This growth has shown us that there is a great need for green alternatives and our interdisciplinary research team has dedicated itself to the challenge with enthusiasm to constantly develop new products. What began with edible apple straws has now grown into a huge range consisting of numerous products for everyday life. And although our product selection is constantly growing, we do not lose sight of one goal: to keep developing new, modern and sustainable alternatives that give you, the consumer, the opportunity to make a big contribution with small decisions. We know that we cannot solve all problems at once. However, by providing more and more alternatives, it becomes easier for everyone to make conscious and planet-healthy choices.
If you are not a private individual but run a restaurant or business yourself, these conscious decisions will be even more effective! If you decide that your company canteen will only have sustainable crockery or that your food truck will only use edible and fully recyclable crockery, you are sending a signal to your employees and customers regarding your company ideals. We want to support you as best we can!
 https:/ /www.montanstahl.com/de/magazin/edelstahl-rostfrei-his-history/
 https://www.unep.org/thinkeatsave/get-informed/worldwide-food -waste