Polystyrene food containers are great for storing food, taking items to bring and braais or other events, transporting food to sell or keeping produce fresh for any occasion.
They are relatively inexpensive and great for individuals who work in the catering industry. They are also wonderful for home cooking and baking and as lunch boxes for people for work or school.
What can you use polystyrene food containers for?
There are many uses for polystyrene food containers. To give you some ideas and examples of what you can use a container like this for, the following tips and advice will help you to get the best use out of your containers.
Work or school lunches
We all know the feeling of when you have to pack a school lunch for your child, or when you have to pack a lunch for yourself and all of your plastic containers are in use or dirty.
When you are in a rush, you will definitely not want to spend the time moving things around in the fridge to find a container for your lunch, or doing washing so that you have a clean container.
Buying a few inexpensive polystyrene containers that you can use and then throw away will make your life much, much easier. It will also save you the trouble of having extra dishes to do in the evening as you can simply throw away the containers at school or work when you are done.
Many of the smaller polystyrene containers that are available have different compartments making it easy to put different items in different places without having them mix.
Bake sales or birthdays at school
When your child has a birthday, they will undoubtedly want to take some cupcakes or a cake to school to share with their friends.
Likewise, when there is a bake sale or something similar, your child will need to take a baked good or food of some sort to school. The problem comes in when you have to find a container for your child to take the birthday cake, cupcakes or other food to school in.
It is often problematic because containers with lids are always few and far between. Also, any container you send to school will probably never come back again. Having a few large polystyrene containers to use for this sort of thing will save you a lot of worry and trouble.
Bring and braais or other get-togethers
Like school bake sales and birthdays, when you go to a bring and braai or other get-together where you will have to bring food, you will always be worried about finding a container that is the right size, that has a lid and that is not already in use, lost or dirty.
When you take your food to the party you will have to worry about locating your container at the end of the night and bringing it back home. You will then have to spend time washing the container as well. If you keep some large polystyrene containers around, this will no longer be a worry.
Where can you find polystyrene containers?
There are many companies that offer polystyrene containers for sale.
While some companies only sell containers in bulk, you can also find a range of containers sold in smaller amounts to suit home needs. If polystyrene is not your material of choice, there are many other containers made out of cheap materials that are bio-degradable as well as being as handy as polystyrene.
Some of the companies that you could approach for polystyrene containers as well as similar containers made out of other materials include Green Life Store, Green Home, J S Packaging, Pearlpac, Africa Packing, Alibaba and Polystyrene Packing.
It is important that you always try to go for a company that is reputable, well-known and that has a happy and satisfied customer base. Look for a company that offers a wide range of good quality products.