We hear many terms related to waste disposal, whether that be recyclable, biodegradable, compostable, or degradable (or something else entirely!), but what do they really mean? And which should we look for when choosing products to buy? Biodegradable is often used in a misleading way on many products on the market today, so let’s look at this term more closely.
When we buy a product because it is recyclable, biodegradable, or otherwise “green” and good for the environment, we wholly place our trust in that company that they’re telling the truth. After all, why would we doubt them? If they’d go to the effort of making eco-friendly packaging, they’re not going to be advertising falsely, right?
We produce and use 20 times more plastic than we did fifty years ago, and if we don’t change our ways our plastic use may double in the next two decades. Here at Ethical Nutrition, we do our absolute best to not only manage our own plastic waste (as a brand we don’t actually use any at all) but to encourage our customers to do the same.
Over 8 million metric tons of plastic waste is finding its way into our oceans each year but are the recyclable, biodegradable and compostable packaging options the answer to this massive plastic problem?