Biodegradable products were first introduced in the 1980s andour society has expanded the list of potential applications as well as the varieties of products and their sources.
Anyone that is new to biodegradable products and compostable productsthis article is for you. It will give you a great overview of the processes involved as well as the pros and cons of using biodegradable products. The main purpose in writing this article is to educate and inform all those interested about the facts concerning biodegradable products.
Information gained from a random sample of 1000 US consumers, it is shown that people who travel, conduct business meeting, held home and business parties are highly dependent on plastics and disposable products. Also social influence and constant need for new innovations are relevant additions to the continued usage of plastics. People unfortunately see the importance to convenience over the global over-consumption crisis.
Since the 1980's we all have shifted to disposable habits and consumption of throwaway plastics. We see it being used daily and in mass quantities in items like take-out containers at restaurants, as coffee cups in the office, and as packing material. We choose touse plastics for just about anything because it's cheap, effective, and lightweight which complements to our fast paced way of life. Plastic bags, styrofoam and other to-go containers are now the most popular mode of packing and transporting food. Our attitude to appealing presentation also made us decide to choose food items with appealing packaging especially when it is for travel; we want our food to be neatly wrapped and easy to access. We also blame our busy life at work, school and many more activities as just another reason to use disposable wares so we can save time; not worrying about the hassle of cleaning the kitchen.
Now that we have enjoyed our advanced lifestyle we are now facing several environmental issues and their impact to our ecosystem. We now depend on ecosystem benefits such as food, clothing, shelter and other primary needs. But what have we created? Landfills loaded with material that will be there for decades if not forever.
In some regions of the world, trash that will not compost compromise food security and threaten human health through malnutrition, the spread of infectious diseases, and food poisoning. The worst of these effects are projected to occur in developing countries, among vulnerable populations.
Awareness has helped consumers begin to make wiser choices and many companies and manufacturers have developed more sustainable products, formed from biodegradable, non-toxic chemical building blocks. Studies show us a number of petroleum-free construction materials as a intelligent and sustainable plastic alternative. Today, new forms of are made from renewable materials that are digestible by microorganisms. These products are being made available to reduce and hopefully eliminate health and environmental concerns of plastics and styrofoam.
Going green is beneficial for everyone across the globe and of course without neglecting the importance of convenience, safety and durability of these to-go containers. Thank you for doing your part.
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