Let's Change The World™
We've all seen stories like this in news headlines and it doesn't exactly fill you with optimistic for the future but the truth is that it all starts with small steps, just by being a responsible and informed shopper, you can not only made a difference, you can make a huge difference.
The power is in your hand , the reality is simple changes can reduce your impact on the planet and making informed choices can actually help you to make a positive impact on the planet, it's all about knowledge and sadly the news headlines don't inform, they chastise, so we want to inform.
If you know some or all of what we are saying , please note we aren't teaching you to suck eggs, we are writing this for everyone, so do bare with us, as we find we have all learnt something in the process of setting this company up that we didn't know, so we can all learn something.
So what have we been doing that is having a huge impact?
If we take plastics as an example they are made from oil which is not sustainable, it comes from unstable areas of the world , it's quite often taken from our oceans that causes environmental contamination and because of the viscosity of oil compared to water that fills the gaps , it can lead to earthquakes, so we all accept that oil is not a great thing when we remove it from the ground or our oceans so using it as a single use product is just plain irresponsible.
We don't have an issue with plastics as they are great for their use and should be used for products that have a long life, a car dashboard made of PLA (our most common material we use which is made from corn) it wouldn't last as long, wouldn't do the job , it's about horses for courses and the right horse for a car dashboard is plastic but for a disposable product, we need a product that is adds positively to the environment and plastic certainly doesn't do this.
I'm one person what can I do about it?
It's easy to feel powerless as the scale of the problem is huge but the power is all yours but you have more power than you believe, you have the power of choice.
We don't believe in barriers which is why we don't encourage reusable cups because they have their own environment issues but making a change to a compostable cup or a compostable food box actually benefits the environment as it's the perfectly circular alternative, to put it simply they come from plants and when you dispose of them, they can be used to grow more plants, it's good for the planet.
So what positive steps can I take?
We recommend using your power of choice, if you went into your local coffee shop or take-away and ask them if they are using compostable packaging and they aren't, tell them that you want a more responsible and sustainable alternative, it's that simple , the power of your custom is your power and we recommend using it.
So what positive steps can I take?
Hopefully we have unravelled a bit of the negative environmental propaganda but if you are really interested , you can check out the stats on our products by clicking this link below.
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And something to end on.
If we all started using compostable products instead of plastic products we could make these positive changes.
We could eliminate our reliance on chemical fertilisers which would have huge health and environmental benefits.
We could use the compost to reduce flooding as compost holds 2 1/2 times more water than normal soil.
We could reduce the carbon footprint by an average of 60.09kg per box.
- We could use our waste to grow plants.
There are of course more benefits but these are a few of the big ones..