Have you ever felt guilty about using disposable coffee cups? Well, you wouldn’t be alone, and not without good reason either.
How do you dispose of your organic trash? You might have asked yourself whether it really makes sense to use plastic bags to throw out organic waste.
Bioplastics are praised by many as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional plastics. On the other hand, there are also many critical voices that claim biodegradable bioplastics were “nonsense” or at least question their ecological benefit.
Do you normally check your toothpaste for hazardous ingredients before you buy it? If you don’t, you’re not to blame. You probably didn’t know that it may contain harmful chemicals.
Plastic is not only a huge problem for our environment, but has also been suspected for years to be harmful to our health – with more and more studies proving this.
The landfill – and the Western mode of managing waste in general – is garbage (pun intended) and isn’t going to be very feasible in the future. Especially since population growth is expected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050. That’s going to be a lot of waste to deal with.
Plastic sucks. And plastic bags suck even worse. Each year, 5 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide – that’s 160,000 bags per second.
Be honest: have you ever had a pang of conscience for using coffee pods? I’m sure you did, and that’s a good thing. Because it shows you’re aware of the problems they cause.
Is there anything more frustrating than investing in an “eco-friendly product” only to find out that the company stretched some facts in their marketing? Sometimes, it seems like it is impossible to find truly honest products that are good for the environment.
More and more companies are promoting their products or packaging as “biodegradable” or “compostable”. That sounds good to us as consumers – somehow more environmentally friendly, right?