Cups, plates, bowls, and straws made entirely from bamboo fibers hit shelves July 3
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Under the Family Mart Collection (FMC) label, the chain store is set to begin offering new biodegradable tableware including plates, bowls, cups, and straws, on July 3, reports Liberty Times (LTN).
Manufactured in Taiwan, the products are made entirely from bamboo fibers and biodegrade rapidly under natural conditions. In addition, the FMC tableware can be safely burned without emitting any toxic substances, and it can also be washed and rinsed for multiple uses.
The FMC label is responding to the demands of consumers who are starting to appreciate organic and plant-based products, according to the head of Family Mart’s commodities department, Wu Ya-ching (吳雅卿). [FULL STORY]