Plastics are an incredible material, made to last forever. But around 40% of all plastics are thrown away after just one use! Single-use plastic continues to be on the rise, and statistics show that more plastic will be used in 2021 than in all of history combined (if that doesn't scare you, we don't know WHAT will!). Of course, we all want to do the right thing, but it's hard when we don't have all of the facts on plastic pollution.
Many people confuse "compostable" and "biodegradable," considering them interchangeable terms - which is incorrect! Whether you are looking at shopping/produce bags, bin liners, or tableware, it can be hard to determine the best option for the environment and for your business. In order to make genuinely planet-friendly and cost-effective choices, it's essential to understand what biodegradable and compostable mean, what they don't mean, and how they differ.
We all know that recycling is a huge part of keeping our environment clean and safe. Reducing consumption also plays a significant role in having a clean environment. If we had to choose one form of waste that has been the most harmful, that would be single-use plastic.