How Single-Use Plastic Consumption Impacts the Planet and You!
Human activity releases a massive volume of plastic into the environment.
Foam products and single-use plastic do not degrade naturally and can only be recycled. Due to the lack of universal garbage disposal and recycling systems, plastic ends up in the environment and eventually makes its way to oceans. It might be striking if you knew all the plastic the human race has ever made is still present in one form or other.
Single-use plastic poses a significant ecological threat to the ocean marine life.
Plastic gets into the waterways and eventually washed down into the world’s oceans. In this journey, a plastic product could break into many tiny pieces. While in the oceans, small fishes could mistake little plastic parts for food and eat them. This is where the plastic enters the global food chain.
Plastic disrupts marine life and moves up into the global food chain
Small fishes that mistake tiny plastic pieces for food and eat them could get permanently sick or die due to clogged digestive systems. Unfortunately, this problem amplifies when bigger fishes eat the smaller ones, and eventually smaller fishes poison all the bigger ones. Plastic could move up in the food chain very quickly.
Plastic particles can end up in the human body, posing many health risks
We, humans, are also a part of this planet’s ecological chain and feed from turf and surf. Plastic enters the human body when we consume fish or other animals poisoned with single-use plastic. Numerous types of research have shown that continuous exposure to plastic could result in various kinds of terminal diseases.
Our Environment with and Without Single Use Plastic Consumption
We want to help the website guests imagine how the same beach could look if everyone permanently stopped using single-use plastic. Happily, many countries in the world are moving towards banning single-use plastic. However, this global challenge requires governments, large organizations, and private sectors to work together.
See how corn starch products are superior to other single use food container materials such as black plastic, PP, sugarcane bagasse and paper packaging solutions
|Corn Starch||Plastic / Foam||Paper Food Container||Sugercane Bagasse||PLA Products|
|Affordable to Use and Excellent for the Planet||Inexpensive to Use, Extremely Expensive to the Planet||Inexpensive To Use, Good for the Planet if Recycled||Very Affordable to Use and Excellent for the Planet||Very Expensive to Use, Good for the Planet|
|A few months to Decompose||400 Year+ to Decompose||30 Days+ to Decompose||A few months to Decompose||1 Year+ to Fully Decompose|
|Strong Structure and Multi Purpose Use||Strong Structure and Multi Purpose Use||Very Soft Structure and Light Use Only||Semi Soft Structure and Limited Use Only||Strong Structure but Temp Limited Use|
|Microwave Safe, with No Health Risks||Not Microwave Safe, Emits Toxic Fumes||Microwave Safe, with No Health Risk||Microwave Safe, with No Health Risk||Not Microwave Safe, Melts in Radiation|
|Safe for Hot Applications||Safe for Hot Applications, but with some health risks||Safe for Warm Applications||Safe for Hot Applications||No Hot Applications, Melts in heat|
|Multi Use and Dishwasher Safe||Multi Use but could deform in Dishwasher||Single Use Only Washing not possible||Single Use Only Washing not possible||Single Use Only Not Washable|
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