Pulp Molding Tableware Vs. Plastic Tableware

With the implementation of plastic ban orders in various regions, plastic tableware is gradually withdrawing from the stage of history. At the same time, pulp molding tableware has become a favored choice under the situation of plastic ban. In this process, simple practicality and cost-effectiveness are no longer the main factors in measuring the value of tableware. Nowadays, consumers are more inclined to take environmental protection and sustainability into consideration. This article will compare these two types of tableware and analyze the advantages of pulp molding tableware.

Pulp Molding Tableware vs. Plastic Tableware

Production Process

Production Process of Pulp Molding Tableware

Pulp Molding Tableware

The pulp tableware machine produces this kind of eco-friendly tableware. The working stages of the machine include pulping, grouting, forming, trimming, sterilization, packaging, etc. This process consumes little energy and has a high energy utilization rate. In addition, all water resources are recycled internally and there is no external discharge.

Production Process of Plastic Tableware

Plastic Tableware

In contrast, plastic tableware is typically manufactured using injection molding, extrusion, or foaming processes. This requires large amounts of energy, petroleum-based feedstocks, and chemical reagents. In addition, plastic tableware production generates a large amount of carbon dioxide and other harmful substances, causing a greater burden on the environment.

Environmental Impact

Fiber Biomass to Pulp Molding Tableware

Pulp Molding Tableware

  • Raw materials: Pulp tableware uses renewable raw materials. The raw materials are pulp boards or biomass fibers such as rice bamboo, sugarcane pulp, and palm silk. This reduces the consumption of non-renewable resources.
  • Degradability: Pulp molding tableware completely degrades within 45-90 days in a natural state. After degradation, the main component is organic matter, and no garbage residue or pollution will be produced.

Crude Oil to Plastic Tableware

Plastic Tableware

  • Raw materials: Manufacturers make plastic tableware from petroleum-based raw materials, which are non-renewable resources, and their production process consumes a large amount of fossil energy.
  • Degradability: Plastic tableware cannot completely decompose. Waste plastic easily accumulates in the environment, causing harm to the ecosystem. In addition, microplastics can enter the human body along the food chain. This poses a health risk.


Recycling of Pulp Moding Tableware

Pulp Molding Tableware

Defective pulp tableware or scraps from the manufacturing process are recyclable. They are used in the production of new tableware products. In addition, the residues generated during the pulping and settling processes are also recyclable. After processing, farmers can use the residue as organic fertilizer to promote crop growth.

Plastic Tableware

Recycling plastic tableware is relatively difficult because it often consists of multiple types of plastic. Hence, it requires additional steps in the recycling and sorting process. In addition, harmless decomposition is a thorny issue. Even with the most advanced plastic pyrolysis technology, some plastic tableware, especially made of PET, cannot be disposed of.


As sustainability receives increasing attention, using paper pulp molded tableware is a smart choice. Its advantages such as degradability, health safety, and recyclability make pulp tableware the mainstream of the future tableware market. Choosing to use pulp tableware is environmentally responsible. Meanwhile, it’s also a sustainable investment for our future. Through innovation, cooperation, and joint efforts, Beston Group looks forward to working with you to shape a better tomorrow.

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