India has seen a massive jump in both the number of people taking baking as a hobby and the number of cloud bakeries after 2020. While baking is a great way to express yourself and show off your skills in the kitchen, it’s also important to consider the impact your baking tools have on the environment. Traditional baking moulds are often made of materials that aren’t biodegradable and can have a negative effect on the planet. This is where sustainable moulds come in – they offer a solution that helps reduce waste and promotes eco-friendliness in your baking routine. While the sustainable options in the market are few, Ecopack is revolutionizing how sustainability can be integrated into the business of baking.
Why Traditional Baking Moulds Are Harmful to the Environment
Traditional baking moulds are often made of materials that are not biodegradable and can take hundreds of years to break down. This means that when these moulds are disposed of, they often end up in landfills or in the ocean, where they can harm wildlife and the environment. The manufacturing process for these moulds often involves the extensive mining of metal and production which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
In addition, traditional baking moulds often contain harmful chemicals and rust that can leach into food during the baking process, which can be harmful to human health.
For decades, Ecopack has been a leader in producing environmentally friendly baking moulds. Through years of research and development spanning over 80 years, we continue to discover new materials that are better for the planet. Our innovative cocoa paper moulds are crafted from leftover shells from the chocolate industry that would have otherwise been discarded in landfills. This new material is ideal for the HORECA industry and is particularly well-suited for baking popular treats like small cupcakes, muffins, etc.. Recently, we introduced a line of savoury moulds made from bamboo and paper that can withstand high temperatures, making them perfect for handling fried foods, salads, and street snacks. Trust Ecopack to provide you with sustainable and top-quality baking solutions that are good for both your business and the environment.
Selecting eco-friendly baking moulds over traditional metal-based ones is a smart and conscious choice for several reasons. These moulds are biodegradable, produced from renewable resources, non-toxic, food-safe, and visually appealing. Ecopack, for instance, uses virgin paper to manufacture its products which are both biodegradable and compostable. Unlike traditional moulds that can take centuries to decompose, paper-made baking moulds can break down in just a few months. They are an excellent alternative as they don’t contribute to waste accumulation in landfills and can be utilized to produce nutrient-rich soil. Additionally, eco-friendly baking moulds are produced using renewable resources such as bamboo, which is a fast-growing and sustainable resource that can be harvested without causing damage to the environment.
Ecopack is recognized as a company that has been certified by the FSC, ensuring that all of our products are produced using resources that are ethically sourced. This not only guarantees the preservation of forests but also the communities that rely on them. Not only are eco-friendly baking moulds biodegradable and made from renewable resources, but they are also safe to use in the kitchen as they are non-toxic. Traditional baking moulds made from materials such as aluminium or tin are prone to rusting, which can be harmful if ingested. However, paper moulds are made from food-safe paper and are single-use items, ensuring that every time you bake something, the moulds are clean and hygienic. Furthermore, using paper moulds can help conserve water that would otherwise be wasted when washing metal moulds. In conclusion, choosing to use paper moulds is not only environmentally friendly but also a safer and more hygienic option for baking.
While numerous products in the market are advertised as environment-friendly, many of them fail when tested. One such product is the silicone-based baking mould. While silicone can be seen as better than plastic, it’s not always the best choice because it’s difficult to decompose and can promote sand mining. This makes paper-based baking moulds a much more eco-friendly option for bakers looking to reduce their environmental impact. Not only is paper biodegradable, but it is also renewable and recyclable, making it an ideal choice for those who want to practice green cooking.
As the CEO of Ecopack India, I am proud to say that we are committed to manufacturing eco-friendly baking moulds while minimising our impact on the environment. We source our paper from sustainably managed forests, which helps to reduce deforestation and preserve natural habitats.
Our paper packaging products like paper bags, paper wraps, and paper cups are fully recyclable. We have also made sure that our products are biodegradable, which means they will break down naturally over time, leaving behind no harmful residues.
Overall, at Ecopack India, we are committed to making environmentally sustainable products, and we continuously strive to improve our practices to ensure that we are doing our part to protect the planet.
– Sushil Gadling, CEO (Ecopack India)