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The Problem With The Alternatives

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.

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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.

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.

  • 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...

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.

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  • Though recycling may not have many of its advertised benefits, it does help reduce plastic product...

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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 t...

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Single-Cup Brewing

It is more efficient to brew one cup at a time and you can choose from a great variety. However, it can be very costly. The excess packaging also causes environmental problems.

Using regular ground coffee with a reusable filter in your single-cup brewer may be a little more...

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