Country Wide Bans On Plastic - Deepstash

Country Wide Bans On Plastic

  • Many towns, states are countries are banning everything from plastic bags, plastic straws, checkout bags, and food plastic containers. A lot of food and beverage companies have made a switch to non-plastic items.
  • Plastic that is single-use/disposable is being banned across the world, and many restaurants and cafes have compostable alternatives and are also adding a small charge to the customers' bill. 

STASHED IN:

44

MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE

While compostable products are termed better than plastic, there are certain issues like toxic chemicals contaminating the food.

The sustainability of compostable products is in question as the environmental impact isn't entirely clear.

STASHED IN:

45

Recyclable Plastic and the effort towards it isn't problem-free.

There are trash contamination issues with plastic and 79% of it isn't even recycled, but landfilled, or burned.

1

STASHED IN:

49

Compostable Tableware, bags and packaging isn't really a solution and is being unadvisedly chosen as the best alternative.

The environmental benefits of compostables are not what they are touted as, because an increase of compostables in the rivers from the waste streams could have unpredictable consequences, and will create more and more trash.

STASHED IN:

59

Certain restaurants and cafes are starting to promote the old, long-forgotten culture of using durable, reusable, refillable containers, reducing the consumption-based 'disposable' usage everyone is now accustomed to.

STASHED IN:

59

Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.

GET THE APP:

RELATED IDEAS

Plastic is made of natural gas, fossil fuels and byproducts of crude oil, and is used so widely that it is causing havoc to wildlife, air, water, land, plants and humans.

  • Though recycling may not have many of its advertised benefits, it does help reduce plastic production to some extent. 
  • The people making plastic are not telling the gullible public about the gravity of the problem and what steps to take.

STASHED IN:

1

Think About Your Why

It’s important to nail down why you want to go plastic-free. Having a strong, defined sense of purpose will help you stay the course when things inevitably get tough and inconvenient.

The most common "why" of a plastic-free lifestyle is a sense of responsibility to help both the environment and society.

1

STASHED IN:

67

Carbon Footprints

A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from the production, use, and end-of-life of a product or service. It includes carbon dioxide — the gas most commonly emitted by humans.

Usually, the bulk of an individual’s carbon footprint will come from transportation, housing and food. 

There are simple choices you can make in your day-to-day life to lessen your personal impact on the environment.

STASHED IN:

10