Monday, August 24, 2009

Raw Materials - Disposable Food Containers

I have often wondered if I might be able to do something with the plastic food trays that come with some of the meals I take to work for quick and easy lunches. I m sure I'm not alone, but when it comes down to it its a bit of a task cleaning them and keeping them at my desk all day and then getting them home. This prompted me to look online to see what was available out there and to find out if such materials were available for purchase outright.

I found some of the following things online


This is some sort of planter or something by the look of it but it also looks like a nice, non-linear mud dwelling with a nice narrow upstairs window, just waiting to have a door cut in the lower part. Maybe add an awning for that villa look.

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These two trays work a bit better flipped over where they could be anything from starship hull exterior (or interior for that matter), the techno foundations for other terrain structures, or, even pieced together to form larger buildings. The longer, narrower might even do well as the lower skirt or hull for sci-fi hovercraft. The picture below shows some more possible trays and as you can see there is a wide variety of different patterns and details in the trays as well as depths and outside dimensions.


I'll let you all know if I find a good solid online supplier of these materials.

Thanks all,



  1. Hi! It looks like the chaps over on Camospecs used similar containers to produce some nice barracks for Battletech:

    All the best!

  2. The quality of the raw materials used in Disposable Food Containers should be good in order to make Disposable Food Containers long lasting and reliable.


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