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For someone who is today a Partner at private equity (PE) firm Berkeley Assets, Omar Jackson’s first foray into the world of business may come as a bit of a surprise- here’s someone who found his entrepreneurial chops as a pre-teen selling cakes at his school, with the profits then used to fund his outings with friends. At the time, his mother was raising him and his brother by herself at Slough in the United Kingdom, working a number of jobs, and as such, Jackson didn’t want to ask his mother for money to participate in frivolities that more privileged kids his age were accustomed to, think things like going out on a school trip, or heading to the local Pizza Hut for a meal together. But Jackson did want to be a part of these kinds of activities, and that’s how he decided to make the money he needed he used his culinary skills to bake cakes that he would then sell at his school for a profit. “At the best times, I was making around GBP50 a week,” Jackson remembers, a proud smile still lighting up his face as he recalls the experience. His career in the cake business was short-lived though- his school was quick to shut Jackson’s side hustle down when they heard of it. But this episode, which essentially kicked off Jackson’s career in business, is a good exhibit of his particular prowess at identifying potential opportunities early on, and then successfully capitalizing on it, a talent that has seen him venture into everything from e-commerce, to cryptocurrency, to private wealth management, and today, sees him in his current role at Berkeley Assets, where he’s using his brand of innovative acumen to shake things up on the private equity landscape. “We’re not looking to follow a set mould,” Jackson says. “We are looking to innovate at every opportunity we can.”

With a diversified portfolio of investments across sectors like real estate, hospitality, logistics, and technology, Berkeley Assets currently operates over 150 businesses across multiple industries, with its offices spread across Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. “We like to see ourselves as a low-risk PE firm,” Jackson says. “One of our unique points is that everything is tangible so, what we work with are asset-backed businesses, tangible assets. We are looking at real estate as 80-85% of our portfolio, all in the UK and the US because those are notoriously two of the most stable and historically strong real estate markets in the world.”

This kind of reasoning governs Berkeley Asset’s forays into other sectors as well, wherein the company takes charge of all the assets under its purview, thereby ensuring its clientele’s peace of mind. “We, as a company, have a lot of security in terms of our charge over the assets,” he explains. “So, we are able to protect our clients’ money at all costs, at all times. And it’s great for the clients just to know that. Because if you’re doing everything through a fund, something you can’t physically see or touch, it becomes a lot more difficult. So that’s our framework, to offer clientele, retail or institutional, something physical, something tangible.” According to Jackson, this is the differentiating factor that makes Berkeley Assets stand out as a firm. “PE is very simple,” he says. “You raise money on one side, and you invest it on the other side’.

Now, some PE firms go down the fund route; others go down direct placement. We’re direct placement, so a client knows his money comes in the door from one end, and it goes into projects on the other end. There are no fees; it’s a simple arrangement, they can come in for two years, five years, or 10 years, we give them a fixed rate of interest on their loan to us. So that could be 4%, 6%, or 8% per annum. They can get paid that interest bi-annually, and we do that in order so that clients can physically see the rewards of their investment, not just see it on paper. It’s physical, it’s real. That’s the whole concept of Berkeley Assets; it’s tangible.” In terms of raising capital, Jackson reveals that Berkeley Assets has a global outlook in that respect, while also noting that it is one of the few PE firms in the world to have a focus on the retail sector. “80% of our capital is raised through institutions; 20% from the retail arm,” Jackson says.

“A lot of our capital is raised in Asia as a continent. The Middle East is a great jurisdiction for us. We’ve also expanded to Hong Kong and Singapore over the last couple of years. So, that’s seen us achieve some good figures in terms of raising capital, from institutions especially. And the retail arm is really growing. We had to spend a lot of time educating the marketplace in terms of private equity for the retail market because it’s all a bit of a mystery to most people. It’s only ever been available to ultra-high net worth [individuals] and institutions. So, it’s great to be part of doing something different, part of educating the society in a wider marketplace of an alternative that they’re not otherwise used to, to innovate a little bit.”

This spirit of tapping into new opportunities can be seen in Berkeley Asset’s investigation into locations (other than the UK and US) that they could be investing in, with the Middle East figuring prominently in these conversations at the company. “Investment wise, we’ve always been into British real estate, US real estate, but in the last 12 to 18 months, we’ve started looking at other opportunities in other fields and other landscapes,” Jackson says. “So, we are now looking in the Middle East actively; my investment committee is searching for and discussing various opportunities that can take place in the Middle East. It may not be real estate, but it will still be asset-backed, tangible assets that we can invest in, which will be profitable for businesses in this jurisdiction.” But it’s not just in the investments space that Berkeley Assets is trying to innovate in, there’s also work being done in reimagining how the company is perceived by those around it.

It seems pretty apparent that Jackson is leading the charge in this department, with Berkeley Assets making its presence felt through everything from billboards along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, to partnerships with celebrity brand ambassadors in the sporting arena, like British boxers Amir Khan. When I point out that it was a surprise for me to see the former unified light-welterweight world champion promoting Berkeley Assets, and that it did make me curious about the PE firm and what it does, Jackson gleefully declares that this is exactly the kind of reaction he is hoping to elicit from these kinds of initiatives.

“It is that curiosity, that stunt factor,” he says. “And then, when people look into it more deeply, they realize there actually can be a lot of correlations… If you look at boxing, and you think about the amount of diligence it takes, the mental strength it takes, the careful planning it takes, the dedication it takes, there’s a lot of similarities in terms of the qualities of that individual, and to those of our firm. So, that’s what’s exciting. And it’s also popularizing what we do, it’s showcasing, in a positive manner, with a very well-known face, who has himself, like life and investments, had some volatility in his career, but has matured, and he has ultimately come through and is a double world champion. So, I think it’s a nice element to us. PE firms don’t do that traditionally- we like to do things differently.” At this point, I ask him if he’s faced any blowback on doing these things at Berkeley Assets that PE firms aren’t typically known for doing, and he replies, “I’m very much the force of innovation within the company, and I’m glad the other partners don’t hold me back in that sentiment.”

“They actually appreciate it, because they’re seeing the rewards on the back of that.” Jackson points out that historically, most PE firms have preferred to stay in the background they were never keen on being known or becoming household names. But given the landscape Berkeley Assets operates in today, Jackson believes that there is a need for the enterprise to be seen as an accessible brand, and as such, it needs to be present, work with the public, and put itself out there as a force to be reckoned with. “I think you need to be proud of what you do,” he adds.

“You need to popularize what you do, and you need to make the idea of doing something with your money a fun, enjoyable experience, not a stressful experience. So, if we were just working in an institutional framework as traditional PE firms do, maybe we would stay a little bit more, well, not in the background, but reserved. But because we work in the retail sector as well, we need to present ourselves in the right way. We need to be able to provide transparency to people. I think that the transparency aspect of it gives confidence anyway, even to institutions. Just because we are very transparent as a company, in terms of what we invest in as a firm, or what we do in terms of PR, we still don’t talk about who our clients are. So, we’re still private in that sense. Institutions know that, and they like the fact that we can be very transparent, very open, very popular, but at the same time, where discretion is needed, we are discreet, and we protect their interests at all costs.” As I chat with Jackson, it seems to me that the reason why the seemingly disparate aspects of Berkeley Assets still work together as a cohesive whole is because of the ingrained culture within the company, and that forward-thinking approach is what drives everyone within it.

As Jackson put it, “Everyone is reading from the same hymn sheet. And as long as everyone within the walls of the firm understands the future where we’re heading, it makes presenting being consistent to the outside world to be very simple.” Now, company culture is a topic that Jackson is quite passionate about talking about, and he readily admits that it’s something he’s been a champion of at Berkeley Assets. “PE firms, in general, don’t have huge teams. But the way I see it is that every position that you need filled needs to be worthwhile, and it needs to have a specialist in that position. Whether that be an office manager, or whether that be someone in your investment committee, they need to be a specialist at what they do. It’s all about efficiency you don’t want to have unnecessary overhead; you don’t want to have unnecessary people in your workforce that don’t really serve an ultimate purpose. Everyone that’s there [at Berkeley Assets] is highly valued for what they do, and they have very specific job roles. And I think that’s very crucial. I think all businesses should adopt that kind of mindset to the staff they’re hiring. This process starts from the hiring stage- that’s how you get the right people with the right mindset.”

These words shouldn’t come as a surprise to those of you who regularly read Entrepreneur Middle East, as the importance of hiring the right people is something that has been reiterated on the pages of this magazine many a time, and Jackson is emphatic about replugging this particular notion as well. When it comes to advise for entrepreneurs, Jackson reiterates that building a good company culture at the outset is absolutely critical if they wish to see their businesses grow and thrive. But this starts with the people at the helm of such enterprises taking a good hard look at themselves, says Jackson. “I think the biggest part of it is learning what kind of entrepreneur you are,” he explains. “Because only once you understand your strengths and weaknesses do you know how to, well, set up a team around you, and that is crucial.

I love racing, I love cars, I’ve raced for a lot of my life. And it’s the same thing like taking a car round a track in testing. You only know how fast you can go if you go off the track then you know the limit. As a racing driver, you’re told by your team to push, and push, and push at every corner when you’re testing, so that you can see how far you can take it. That’s the only way you really know how much you’ve got- how much ability, how much willpower, how much strength you’ve got. So, I think that’s the first thing, it is establishing who you are as an entrepreneur, getting your right mindset in place, and then, it’s putting a process in place for your business that you’re focusing on.

I think if you are comfortable in your own skin with what you’re doing, and you’ve got the right mindset in place, you can then instill that into others if you can find the right individuals… I think that’s the fundamental sort of entrepreneur understanding himself, getting his right mindset in place, knowing his weaknesses, and getting the right people who are passionate to form his guard, if you like, step by step, and then, you can take it forward to year one, year two, year three. I think that’s kind of my advice to entrepreneurs. I’m very much about positioning your mindset in the right place.” That, in essence, seems to be the mantra that Jackson personally lives by, with him noting that he’s not driven to do all that he does by the prospect of, say, money, or power, but instead, by the intoxicating nature of success. “I’m always addicted to the feeling of success,” Jackson says.

“I’m addicted to the feeling of winning. And I’ll do what it takes, I’ll put my heart and soul, my sweat and blood into any projects I’m working in, or any team that I am working together with, to make sure we do the best we can possibly do.” It should be clear here that Jackson has come a long way from his entrepreneurial beginnings as a kid trying to earn some extra money today, he’s more keen on building his own profile up to a position of influence, through which he can have a positive impact on the world at large. He’s already got himself on this path, be it with him spearheading charity projects around the globe, or by setting aside time for inspirational interactions with children and youth but this is only just the beginning. “I think, once upon a time, I was motivated by money, when I was a kid,” Jackson says. “But if you’re just motivated by money, you actually don’t get anywhere. If you just focus on money, once you do earn that money, it is not as impressive as you might think it is. That’s not the bit that gives you the kick.

You know the bit that gives you the enjoyment, that has to be something else. It has to be a passion underlying there somewhere, because otherwise, once you get the money, then what? Then your motivation ends. See Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet it’s obviously not money that motivates them to be as hungry and passionate as they continue to be today. I think real entrepreneurs, and the real entrepreneurial spirit, aren’t motivated by money. For me, it’s a desire to be a leader. And I want to establish myself as a leader, and make as much of a difference as I can. I can’t change everything, of course, but I can make life better, and I can make a difference to communities and people. So, I will do that.” It’s clear Jackson’s brand is on the ascent- and the rest of us need to just stay tuned.

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Does Your Site Need Enterprise SEO?

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To understand whether your site needs enterprise SEO, you need to understand the true meaning of an enterprise company. Any huge corporation with more than a thousand products is known as enterprise companies which can be a global 2000 or fortune 1000 company. But it is not the company size that affects the enterprise, but if your website has more than a thousand products to be displayed, then it requires these services. Any reputed organization of SEO in Sydney will help you to implement it if your site needs it.

Is Enterprise SEO Really Needed In Today’s World?

It is not necessary that all the major industrial companies should possess a big and intricate website. Many medium-sized websites include about 600-700 indexed pages that fall under fortune 1000 companies. Many skilled webmasters or SEO practitioners remain confused about whether to call these sites enterprise websites because these smaller sites can also benefit from enterprise SEO techniques, but they are not big websites.

Maximum of these sites contain fully functional pages on financial reports and press releases. The opposite statement is also true that you don’t have to be a big profitable company to benefit from enterprise SEO as smaller companies are using and benefitting from these techniques.

You can even consider the classic example of T-Mobile that has a dedicated page for each of its mobile phones. So, it is not the size of the company but the huge website with thousands of pages that make it an enterprise site. To determine the line between non-enterprise and enterprise websites, another huge point is holding authority. Naturally, a site would pass onto deeper pages with higher PageRank if it has authority factors like external links.

Keyword Selection For Implementation Of Enterprise SEO

There are certain hallmarks for implementing Enterprise SEO that are followed by any organization of SEO in Sydney. Let’s go on and discuss a few of them. Keywords selection should be made in such a way that it is divided into subcategories and categories and are usually higher or medium-sized keywords. These can be made into long-tailed keywords by combining them with other words.

Why Is Implementation Of Automated Rules Important?

Large enterprises would need you to create a set of automated and flexible rules to load content into multiple web pages. At least the title tags, URLs, navigation links, H1, and canonical tags should be created with automation.

Why Are Templates Required For Implementing Enterprise SEO?

Templates are those blueprints that contain code snippets for your CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. The content management system grabs the right content by identifying the code snippets from a large number of templates present in a database. It is the same when you work with WordPress, as you don’t have to optimize every site page because templates already have predefined metadata, title tag, alt tags, and more.

Empty database sections can even create holes in the created content, which is the last thing that you want in your business website. They need to be flexible enough to adjust accordingly and identify the spaces where data is not present. The site should be compatible enough to fit in different varieties of images for every separate page.

Conclusion

You can get stock content from suppliers to keep your website updated, but many organizations have the same content supplier. So, your website will end up having the same content as several sites on the internet. Any skilled SEO in Sydney would suggest you make new relevant content by rewriting the stock text, which can help increase PageRank. There are many ways in which you can optimize the enterprise site, and these are just a few of them with which you can get started.

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How to Carry Pepper Spray: A Personal Protection Guide

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Not sure how to use your pepper spray?

Getting pepper spray is a no-brainer if you need personal protection. Pepper sprays are inexpensive, with most options costing $40 or less.

Pepper sprays are small and easy to carry and use. It’s legal to carry across all states with some minor restrictions. After all, you can fend off multiple attackers without causing permanent damage.

The problem is the lack of training requirements for this self-defense product. You’re unlikely to know the best usage habits.

You must learn certain practices to better defend yourself. Read on for our guide on how to carry pepper spray.

How to Use Pepper Spray

Pepper sprays are for fending off an attacker. They can distract or incapacitate an assailant and give you time to escape.

However, pepper sprays have no guaranteed stopping power. An assailant can still grab, punch, stab, or shoot you.

The spray will also agitate them. Hence, they’re not as effective when your assailant is either drunk or insane.

Regardless, if you’re walking somewhere unsafe, have your hand on the spray and your finger on the trigger. Most spray canisters have an effective range of 3 to 10 feet. It depends on whether the spray discharges a mist or a stream.

When the situation arises, spray directly at the assailant’s face. Never spray it at a crowd in small spaces.

Be alert whenever you feel the need to use pepper spray. It helps if you grab the pepper spray fast. At the same time, it’s harder for an assailant to surprise you.

After spraying an assailant, avoid contact with them. The spray is oily and might transfer to you. After spraying, run away and call the police.

How to Carry Pepper Spray

It’s best to carry the largest-sized pepper spray around, as long as it’s practical and legal. Most 2 ounce canisters are 4 inches long, with a diameter of an inch. It’s small enough to clip it on a purse or belt.

If it’s somehow inconvenient or impractical, a pepper spray keychain may be ideal. It’s a good setup because you’re less likely to forget it.

You can also carry a pepper spray gun. Check out https://urbansafetysolutions.com/blog/ for more information about the best Mace pepper sprays around.

Avoid carrying pepper spray in your pocket unless you have no other choice. You’re unlikely to get the spray from your pocket fast enough. Another reason is you’re ikely to forget the spray, especially when changing your pants.

Remember, most physical assaults happen in a blink of an eye. Victims often have a second or two to react at most. Timing is a crucial factor in learning how to carry pepper spray.

Here are other great places to keep your pepper spray.

In a Purse

For women, it’s obvious to carry the pepper spray in a purse. However, most forget the right placement for easier access.

Never let the canister sit at the bottom together with your other things. Otherwise, you’ll take time finding and getting the spray. It’s enough time for an assailant to overpower you or steal your purse.

If you’re carrying it in a purse, clip the spray to the front of an inside pocket, divider, or flap. It’s still inside the purse while allowing you to easily access, pull out, and use it within seconds.

Hold the spray inside your purse as you’re walking. An ideal purse has a long strap slung over the shoulder. An assailant might hesitate if they see you’re prepared.

On a Fanny Pack

An alternative to carrying the spray in a purse is a small waist bag or a fanny pack. The belt of a fanny pack makes it ideal for clipping on a can of pepper spray. An assailant is also less likely to snatch off your fanny pack.

However, if you carrying a spray on a fanny pack, don’t make it too visible. You don’t want to lose the element of surprise. Conceal it with a coat, sweatshirt, or jacket to ensure no one can steal it.

On Your Belt

You can also clip the pepper spray can on your belt. Like with the fanny pack, never put the spray out in the open. Do your best to keep it hidden as mentioned above.

A tip for carrying pepper spray on your belt is to clip it upside down. You’ll find it easier to draw the can downwards from the belt. The upward motion is awkward, especially during dire situations.

Mind the positioning of the spray in its holster. It isn’t ideal for you to turn and reposition the can in your hand after drawing it. When you grab and draw the can, it should already be in the right position for immediate use.

Effects of Pepper Spray

Some describe the pain from getting pepper sprayed as a strong burning sensation. Most victims immediately fall on their knees on instinct. They’ll start rubbing their eyes, making it worse.

Be responsible since pepper spray also has a blinding effect. It’s best not to let your assailant fall downstairs or walk into traffic.

Pepper spray causes your attacker’s eyes to shut on instinct. You’ll sometimes need to pry eyelids open with your fingers. Don’t spray upwind or the spray will blow back on you.

If you get pepper spray on you, quickly rinse it off with cold water. An alternative is tearless baby shampoo to remove the oil.

Practice How to Carry Pepper Spray Today

Pepper spray is small and easy to use. However, practice the right way on how to carry pepper spray. Get the biggest, most practical, and convenient to carry.

Whether you’re clipping the spray in a purse or on a belt, prioritize rapid accessibility. Remember the tips we mentioned above. Practice drawing the can, raising it, and shooting in one fluid motion.

Did you find this article helpful? Read our other posts and learn more valuable tips and tricks soon.

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Tips for Saving Money as a College Student

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Heading off to college can be a life-changing experience, but it needn’t be a budget-busting one as well. Here are some tips to help you save money during your university years.

Share Your Living Space

After tuition, rent is likely one of your greatest expenses as a student. While sharing a place with roommates can keep your housing expenses down, an apartment full of noisy coeds may not be conducive to studying and getting enough rest to keep up with your classes. That’s why many college students are exploring coliving as a money-saving alternative.

In a coliving space, you’ll have your own furnished room for privacy, but you’ll also have access to a full kitchen and spacious common areas for cooking and socializing. Paid utilities, cleaning services, and even free parking are perks offered by many shared living sites that can further reduce your housing costs.

Limit Dining Out

It’s not only the “Freshman 15” weight gain you have to worry about as a student, but also the dent that dining out can put in your pocketbook. Cooking at home is almost always less expensive than eating out, and you can make enough food to provide leftovers for several meals which will save you even more. As a bonus, fresh fruits and vegetables are some of the cheapest things you can buy at the grocery store, so cooking up more produce can keep your costs down while fueling your body and mind during those all-night study sessions.

Take Advantage of Campus Entertainment

Rather than paying top dollar to go to an arena concert or shelling out for an opening-night ticket for the newest superhero flick, look into the free or low-cost entertainment that’s put on by your university. Check the campus newsletter for information about gallery openings, movie screenings, student productions, musical presentations, and more. Sizeable campuses often have something on offer every night of the week, allowing you to fill up your activities calendar just by showing your ID card for discounted or free admission.

Buy Used Textbooks (or None at All)

Spending money on a brand new textbook might be a waste if you’ll never use it again after the class ends. Savvy students hit the campus bookstore as soon as their class load is confirmed so they can snap up discounted used copies. Some even do research to find out if buying a specific book is necessary; it’s not uncommon for professors to test only on the material they’ve discussed in class. If you do need to invest in a few books, take good care of them throughout the semester so you can sell them back for cash or credit at the end of the term.

Attending college gives you a great opportunity to prepare for your future, and if you spend your money wisely during your time in school you may even be better off financially after you graduate. Following these tips should help you keep more money in your bank account while you’re completing your degree.

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How to Stream “123 Movies” Online

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These days, one can easily find a list of movie download websites with a simple search on the web. With such a variety of sites claiming to offer the best and most convenient ways of downloading free movie clips, how do you know which one to choose? Well, you definitely need not look any further than the internet for answers. Each one of them has a long list of movie download links which they claim is the best in terms of downloading speed and reliability.

The best thing about using a website for downloading free 123movies is that, you get to choose from a wide range of genres. Moreover, you can choose among different countries as well. If you’re a fan of foreign movies, then you will surely love the abundance of foreign movies available at these websites. Whether you are using a downloaded website or a website with an external media player, you can choose from thousands of movies to download.

When it comes to choosing free movie sites, you can’t go wrong with sites like Amazon Prime Video or Netflix. You can watch 123 movies from popular TV shows like Friends, Scrub, Housefull, Eureka, Frasier, Smallville, The Perfect Score, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, X-Files among many others. On the other hand, if you want to see your favorite TV series like Supernatural, Psych, Blacklist, Scrubs, Chuck, and Weeds among many others, then you can try sites like Hulu, NetFlix, video streaming site Vongo, and movie portals. For more information on these and many other types of websites where you can watch movies online for free, just browse through the net for more information.

If you have ever wondered how websites can give you access to thousands of movies, then just log on to the internet and check out the free online streaming services. These free online streaming services can give you unlimited access to movies so you can watch movies whenever you want to.

In addition, you don’t need a DVD player, cable box, or any kind of extra equipment to view movies. With online streaming services, all you need is a computer, a high-speed Internet connection, and a browser. As long as your computer can support Flash and can play the required video formats, then you are all set to go. So, why waste time with outdated methods when you can use modern techniques to get access to your favorite movies123?

The film and TV industry is a multi-billion dollar industry every year. Millions of households in the U.S. subscribe to satellite TV or cable TV subscriptions to catch up on their favorite programs and shows. So you can say that the movie industry has truly grown over the past few years. The growth of the film and TV industry is due to many factors, but perhaps the most important factor is the arrival of Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video is an online streaming service that offers tons of movies and TV shows at almost no cost. You can get access to movies like “The Informant!” And “E.T.” for as low as $2.99 per movie. And that’s not the only advantage of subscribing to this popular online streaming service.

Aside from being affordable, it gives you access to some of the best features ever made available to consumers like you and me.

Some of these include access to trailers, behind-the-scenes information about cast and crew, and constant online updates. All these are made possible because Amazon Prime Video has partnered with top Hollywood producers to stream a wide selection of movies online to subscribers like you and me. So instead of having to wait in line to go see a flick at the theater, you can now have just minutes of your time to enjoy movies online like “123 Movies,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “The Lego Movie” without ever leaving your home.

The great thing about “123 movies” is that it’s not just one service. In fact, if you subscribe to “123 movies” subscriptions, not only do you get access to movies from all genres and types, but you also get access to all kinds of TV shows from all kinds of channels. So if you like TV shows like “The Mentalist,” “That 70s Show,” “The X-Files,” “approx, Talking Dead,” “E.T.”

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5 Significant Benefits of Using Disposable Food Containers

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The modern food industry keeps food packaging at its very heart. Gone are those days when food was sold without packaging. With technological advancement, good packaging has also gained momentum.

According to The Future of Packaging research, “The global packaging market is set to expand by almost 3% per annum, reaching over $1.2 trillion.”

Disposable food containers are in trend that prevents waste and ensures that the food retains its desired quality. Though packaging plays a vital role and has significant importance, usually it is considered a serious waste of resources.

Importance of disposable food containers

In today’s time, disposable food packaging containers are widely accepted across the globe due to their extensive applicability across different industries and households. Starting from catering for functions, the need of disposable containers makes great sense. Also, the use of disposable plates, bowls, crockery, and other kinds of containers provide an option of eating away from home without disturbing the nutritional value of eatables. The major part of the world food and beverage industries prefer disposable packaging as they want to avoid the trouble of washing the dishes

Industries using disposable food containers

Many major industries are heavily dependent on disposable packaging for their supplying of food items tcustomers. The market of disposable containers is rapidly growing especially in cafes, hotels, coffee shops, restaurants, institutions, offices, hospitals, and households. The worldwide acceptance has resulted in its enhancement techniques for producing attractive and hygienic products. The focus is not only on attractive packaging but the hygienic aspect is also given the utmost priority.

Some key industries that make the most use of disposable food containers are as follows:

  • Railways for catering food to passengers by railway canteens
  • Airline & shipping industry for serving food to its passengers
  • Ice cream manufacturers for selling and showcasing their delicacies
  • Hotels and canteens for takeaway food packaging
  • Fruit juice makers offer the juice quick and easy
  • Dairy industries for milk, curd, buttermilk packaging
  • Processed food industries for keeping food intact
  • Mineral water industries to sell water

Apart from the above mentioned, some other industries are pharmaceutical, detergent industries, pickle manufacturers, fast food manufacturers, self vending machines, tomato ketchup manufacturers, etc.

Key benefits of using disposable food containers for packaging

Undoubtedly, food packaging a very important factor and essential component of the food industry and helps the food industry to store food and beverages in a hygienic manner. Sometimes it results in a cause of concern for food safety. There are some packaging materials that are harmful as they can release toxins when they are heated and can be dangerous to consumers.

In order to safeguard consumers the relevant authority certifies these disposable containers and packaging materials based on the testing protocols.

Some major advantages of utilizing disposable food containers are as follows:

1. Clean & hygienic for health

Sanitation is crucial when it comes to food and its packaging. While using disposable food containers for packaging is a great step towards preventing food-borne diseases. The utensils include good quality plastic or wooden boxes, bowls, forks, spoons, etc. The main purpose of using disposables is they are only used once and it reduces the food contamination and spread of diseases significantly. Disposable packaging is of great benefit, especially where they’re a problem with proper cleaning & sanitizing facilities for kitchenware and tableware are not available.

2. Saves water, time, and energy

Considering the industrial size of dishwashing units used by the big restaurants consume plenty of water i.e 7 gallons of water per minute approximately. The figure can help to calculate easily that the gallons of water & energy are being used by the restaurants and households for washing utensils every day across the world. In that case, the concept of using disposable food containers makes great sense. It should be widely adopted to save precious resources – water and energy.

3. No spoiling of food

There are many people who are not blessed enough to get two proper meals a day. In order to respect food and avoid it from getting spoiled, disposable containers are a great remedy. The disposable food packaging is insulated, this helps in keeping the food hot for a long period of hours. It reduces the chances of food getting stale because of fluctuations in the temperature. When food is being retained from getting spoiled it can be happily consumed.

4. Highly convenient

Convenience is a great benefit of using disposable food containers, both for the company as well as customers. The convenience while using disposable food containers at no extra cost is very important. Usually, many food packaging utensils such as plastic boxes or spoons are washed out and used over & over again in households for leftover storage.

As the food containers are made of high quality plastic or wood it is microwave safe and also facilitates convenience in further reuse in the house kitchen.

5. Safe and secure for workers

Disposable food containers for packaging also known as single-use food service is very lightweight, which lowers the risk of worker accidents. The risks could include severe back pain, risks of scratches, or cuts that can occur due to usage of glassware, and chipped permanent items also decrease by multiple folds. Hence, companies need to adopt disposable packaging to provide a safe working environment for their workers.

Disposable food container packaging is the ultimate choice for those people who are concerned about the environment. They do not want to make the environment dirty. To a great extent, human impact on the environment is being reduced by Disposable packaging.The materials used in manufacturing such containers are easy to recycle and are eco-friendly. Using such packaging has no strain on natural resources. Hence, no harm to embrace them and live a happy life and save the environment.

Wrap Up

Now that we are through with the importance and benefits of disposable food containers, using them in a balanced way can make life simple and easy. Not only water and time could be saved but also the environment can also be made more friendly.

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