Can disposable lunch boxes be used for bubble noodles
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When dining out, leftovers or overorders are common occurrences. Extravagance and waste of ingredients are not advocated. If you have leftovers from one meal, you can pack them and take them home. In the period of full takeout ordering period, Eco-friendly lunch box for packaging food are indispensable. Is this disposable lunch box really safe? Can it be heated in the microwave?
What kind of packing box and fast food box are you using? Let's start with the common plastic packaging boxes on the market. At this stage, the packaging boxes include PP snack boxes, chemically degraded PP snack boxes, pulp molded snack boxes, paper snack boxes and disposable PS snack boxes, but chemically degraded PP snack boxes and pulp molded snack boxes are rare.
Take a close look at the plastic cutlery, you can find a serial number on the lid or bottom. What does this number mean? The large numbers we see on plastic products are specifically used to classify the main purpose of recycling plastics. The different number means the real identity number of the epoxy resin. The numbers 1-6 respectively mean 6 kinds of special plastics, and are written in a triangle (usually composed of three connected arrow symbols), which is used as a logo at the bottom of the bottle. 7 means other plastics or mixed plastics. This large number is not intended to give you specific guidance on safety or its specific primary use. Therefore, it is also impossible to tell its versatility based on large numbers.
However, generally such large numbers have a certain orientation:
No. 1 polyethylene terephthalate (PET): plastic bottles of mineral water, juice, carbonated drinks are made of it.
No. 2 high-density polyethylene (HDPE): It is used for common barrels of water;
No. 3 polyvinyl chloride (PVC): plastic used in general plastic pipes;
No. 4 polyethylene (PE): common plastic wrap, plastic film, etc. Harmful substances are produced at high temperature. After the poison enters the human body with food, it may cause diseases such as breast cancer and birth defects of newborns;
No. 5 polypropylene (PP): This is the most heat-resistant material, and it is commonly used in microwave-heated plastic utensils;
No. 6 polystyrene (PS): It is used for the lids of many milk teas now;
No. 7 often refers to several plastics such as polycarbonate (PC): most baby bottles use PC as a raw material.
No. 5 plastic is relatively heat-resistant and can withstand high temperatures of about 200 degrees Celsius, so it can be heated in a microwave oven, and repeated heating will not be a big problem. No. 1, No. 6 and other plastics have relatively poor heat resistance. It is best not to heat them directly, and do not load too hot food. Of course, they cannot be used repeatedly.
If you don't know which raw material to use, it is best to pour it out and put it in a pot to warm it up, or pour it into a dish or bowl and heat it in a microwave before taking it.
According to the appeal, first of all, you need to check the material of the disposable lunch box and whether it is resistant to high temperature before you can use it for bubble noodles. It is recommended to use metal or porcelain bowls for instant noodles.