Waste disposal - the current most environment-friendly method
Of all the waste disposal methods, recycling is regarded as the most effective current method. Recycling serves to transform waste into products of their own genre through industrial processing. It is environmentally friendly to reuse the wastes instead of adding them to nature.
However, recycling technologies are complex and costly. The recycling operations themselves are not environmentally friendly.
What about composting and biodegrading?
Need a Straw? Find a SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE if you must.......
Our curly plastic straw once seen as a harmless garnish to our tropical cocktails will spend the next few centuries floating around the ocean! We use it for about twenty minutes and discard it - without a thought for where it will land! `We need to re evaluate the impact of the everyday items we use - even this sexy looking straw.
Not only are we polluting the oceans and destroying natural marine habitats, but causing untold damage on our own health. Around 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans every year, but they break down into smaller pieces with particles of micro-plastics, eventually finding their way into the food chain.
Element Packaging creates a guilt-free food experience because the waste from your packaging is not going to land on your plate.
The Cycle of Plastic - From You, to the Ocean, and Back
A small study was done recently where eight participants in various countries recorded everything they ate, then had their stool sample tested. Every stool sample tested from the participants contained traces of microplastics. Of the 10 different types of plastic being tested for, 9 of the were identified in the stool. Six of the participants ate seafood, meaning the participants didn’t have to have seafood to have ingested plastic.