To Reduce the consumption of Earth-harming, disposable plastics by offering Quality, Natural, Biodegradable alternatives.
We Plants Trees for Every Unit sold (1 tree per 1000 utensils sold).
Every year, 6 million TONS of plastic waste is produced from disposable plastic forks, knives and spoons alone. With such low rates of reuse and recycling, this plastic waste ends up in our landfills, lakes, beaches and ocean.
Plastics are made from petroleum. They take hundreds and sometimes thousands of years to begin to break down and when they do, they begin leaching harmful chemicals into our soil and water. These chemicals have been shown to act as carcinogens (cancer causing agents) and can lead to birth defects in humans. Also, they attack our oceans, lakes and rivers by making them more acidic, thus poisoning the Eco-system we depend on.
For more detailed info. about harmful effects of single use plastics on the environment please see references below.
BIOPLASTIC is NOT a solution.
Many see bioplastics as a solution to this problem. While they do offer some reprieve, because they are not composed solely of petroleum based products, they still do not decompose conventionally and require a great cost to produce.
You couldn’t, for instance, put your ‘bioplastic’ utensil in your compost bin and let it decompose and act as fertilizer because it will not break down. Bioplastics still require heat energy to decompose, and can only do so at special facilities.
Being relatively new technology, they are costly a well. Our products are more economical and eco-friendly.
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