Plastics for portability
When it comes to snacking and eating on the move, you cannot beat plastic. The nature of the material means that it is cheap to make, highly disposable, light to carry, durable and insulating.
Food and drink have always been consumed away from the dining table; from tin miners eating Cornish Pasties and farm workers in the fields drinking cider from a crock; to pop corn and giant fizzy drinks in the cinema and ready meals in front of the TV.
With the invention of plastics, and subsequent advances in technology, munching away from the table has never been so simple.
So, the choice is yours do you want eat in or take out?