Category: Bioplastics
Date: 06.07.2021

How to preserve the environment while still being an active consumer at times where we are facing a developing ecological catastrophe? How to be eco-conscious user of all the goods around us in the easiest way possible?

As we live in a world of constant change and sustainable innovations, our consumer-producer habits have taken a new direction and have become the base for a different non-harmful product using a pattern. Turning to bioplastic products in the name of keeping our negative footprint on the environment as low as possible is what we consider the new “modern” and one of the means to protect the environment.

What are bioplastics?

A bioplastic product is considered any good made of renewable resources such as vegetable starch, cellulose, sugarcane, or other biological material. As stated by European Bioplastics, a product may fall into the bioplastic category if it is either biobased (plant-based) or biodegradable (convertible into natural substances), or both.

Why bioplastics?

Sticking to bioplastic products, aside from being “trendy”, is foremost the reason for reducing our carbon footprint by limiting the use of fossil fuels, as well as contributing to a safer and cleaner environment. Besides, almost anything that we use in our everyday life could be made of bioplastics such as disposable cups, cutlery, gloves, food containers, straws, bags, packaging, etc.

Bioplastics and creativity

Along with that, now that bioplastics are becoming more popular than ever, many innovations have taken place in the pursuit of becoming ecological and creative at the same time- from avocado-based biodegradable straws to products made of banana peels, shrimps, seaweed, and rice.

Click HERE to read more about the current innovations in bioplastics.

Having in mind that, it’s never too late to dive a bit deeper into this eco-friendly alternative of plastic use and become fond of it. After all, there’s nothing trendier than being a well-informed and mindful consumer.