Artistic use for Catering Disposables

Tara Donovan at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston  has created a number of works of art from some of our more mundane catering disposable products, namely White Paper Plates, Plastic Non Vending Cups, Drinking Straws and Toothpicks to name a few.

As you can see below the works resemble rocks, seas, clouds, mountain ranges and other natural formations. The Brooklyn sculptor was named a MacArthur Fellow last month, receiving a £500,000 ‘Genius Grant’ in the process.

 

Plastic Cupstoothpicks
Plastic CupsPaper Plates
Plastic CupsDrinking Straws
Drinking StrawsPlastic Cups
Plastic CupsPaper Plates
Donovan says of her work, “it is not like I’m trying to simulate nature. It’s more of a mimicking of the way of nature, the way things actually grow. My work might appear ‘organic’ or ‘alive’ specifically because my process mimics, in the most elementary sense, basic systems of growth found in nature.”

Paper Drinking Straws

We are currently seeing increased interest in our Paper Drinking Straws. Apparently there are not many suppliers of these ‘retro’ products as one of our customers put it. The interest seems to stem from people wishing to avoid plastic straws and opt for a biodegradable option.

Our customer commented that there is little point using biodegradable paper cups with normal plastic straws.

Should you wish to purchase only straws (£4/500) please contact us for Royal Mail postal rates.

We currently use Business Post express couriers for all of our parcel deliveries and receive good feedback regarding their service.

We do understand however that it makes little economic sense to pay more for the carriage than the goods. This is a problem all who distribute inexpensive goods face. Disposable products are inherently cheap and our delivery costs are typically £7.50 & vat up to 20 kilos in weight for most of England and Wales, with costs rising in Scotland and Ireland. This enables us to distribute a number of boxes (up to 20) which otherwise would have had separate Royal Mail postal charges.

White Paper Drinking Straws
White Paper Drinking Straws