Why Use Eco Packaging?
Here are just a few reasons why we do what we do...
Our materials break down and don't pollute our earth.
No Waste To Landfill
Our packaging can be recycled or composted instead.
Plants are used to manufacture our packaging, not oil.
Global Warming & Climate Change
More clean & renewable energy is used to make our materials.
Ocean Plastics - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Have you ever seen the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?? This is an area of ocean bigger than the size of Spain which is swimming with non-biodegradable plastic waste. Birds, fish, turtles and other marine life are dying because they either eat or get tangled up in the plastic.
In August 2016, Plymouth University reported that plastic was found in a third of UK-caught fish. It has also been calculated by scientists at Ghent University in Belgium that shellfish lovers eat up to 11,000 plastic fragments each year. Whilst less than 1% of these fragments are absorbed by the human body, they do and will accumulate over time. Reports estimate that by 2050, the volume of plastics accumulated in our oceans will be greater than that of fish.
The earth is becoming swamped by waste so doing nothing is really not an option.
Less Landfill - Recycle or Compost Instead
All of our disposable food packaging is either recyclable, biodegradable or compostable which means it doesn't have to end up in landfill.
By diverting waste away from landfill it can re-enter the production cycle to be used again and again. If our biodegradable materials, such as the bio-plastics used to manufacture our plastic cups, were to enter the sea they would simply break down.
Renewable Resources - Plants, Not Oil
A lot of conventional packaging is made from petroleum oil and some estimates calculate that the earth has just over 50 years of oil left – what then?
Most of the materials used to make our eco-friendly packaging such as paper, wood and plant starch are made from renewable resources which, if managed sustainably, will not run out. Check out some of our material life cycles here.
By using more sustainable packaging you are helping to avoid the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.
Global Warming & Climate Change Are REAL
Whether we like it or not, Global Warming and Climate Change are real and are happening right now. They are caused by an increase in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and this is why we are urged to reduce our individual carbon footprints.
From driving cars, to charging mobile phones and even drinking from a coffee cup there is carbon release associated with so many things that form a part of our day-to-day lives. Using clean and renewable energy is a great way to reduce carbon emissions and the clever guys at Natureworks, the company which produces the bio-plastic used in many of our products, use a significant amount of wind power to make this material.
This means that by using one of our eco cups you will be reducing your carbon footprint compared with using a conventional cup made from petroleum oil based plastic.