Every year about 6 million tons of our garbage end up in the sea. This endangers not only all marine animals, but also ourselves. In the water, plastic gradually decomposes into tiny micro-plastics that can get into our food and even our drinking water. The main cause for this problem is long-lasting plastic that is only used once and then ends up being thrown away.
The solution is Organic! More and more organic bio-plastic products are appearing on the market. After straws, crockery and packaging, the green wave is also spilling over to smartphone accessories and other gadgets and we hope to be part of it very soon!
These bio-plastics are biodegradable plastics produced from renewable raw materials. This makes it much more environmentally friendly than conventional plastic and can even be easily recycled. This synthetic material is already so far developed that it can absolutely hold its own against conventional plastic and reduces CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions. This makes it the perfect sustainable alternative to conventional plastic or silicone for anyone who wants to contribute to waste reduction and recycling.
But beware – biodegradable does not necessarily mean compostable! Many products advertise with so-called “bio-degradable” material, but they cannot decompose completely without our help. So it’s best to find out beforehand what the correct disposal of your organic product is so that it can be recycled without any residues. Moreover, not all organic plastic products are non-toxic and harmful substances such as BPA (bisphenol A), lead, and phthalates often hide inside the material. These are then released during the recycling process and can still harm the environment. Our tip: Always pay attention to the small print and don’t let the words “bio” and “organic” fool you!