WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BIODEGRADABLE SPOONS?
Impact of Plastic Food Packaging
Everest has just announced that they are changing from plastic spoons to biodegradable wooden spoons. “Why?”, you might ask? Well, this blog will outline the key benefits of biodegradable spoons over their plastic counterparts.
From plastics in various food packages, to different wrappers for sweets, where do you think all of this ends up? Unfortunately, quite a great deal of it ends up in our oceans. So while spoons might seem like they only make a marginal difference, it is a step in the right direction in reducing our overall use of plastics. What we thought was “Why not?!”, especially considering that we have not compromised on our yoghurt eating experience!
The Great Pacific garbage patch, floating halfway between Hawaii and California, has grown to 1.6 million square kilometers over the last number of years. This is nearly the same area as France! This is only one of the five offshore plastic accumulation zones in the world’s oceans. With 2.41 million tons of plastic garbage negatively impacting marine life, finding better alternatives to single-use plastic products is more important than ever before.
Biodegradable Disposables: What are they made of?
Most biodegradable cutleries are made of natural and reusable materials such as bamboo, cornstarch and recycled paper. Further, our range of biodegradable spoons is 100% sustainable and environment friendly, making it an ideal option for kids and adults alike.
Why Switch to Biodegradable Spoons?
Our aim at Everest is to remove the use of plastic packaging with biodegradable products to reduce the level of the trash that ends up piled in landfills and waters worldwide. Moreover, biodegradable products are just as convenient in terms of usage when compared to plastic packaging. Finally, the use of biodegradable spoons not only helps lend its hand by reducing the need to use plastic but also help reduce the harm that is being caused to the environment.
So you’re concerned about plastics, but what else can you do to save our planet?
There are several ways to reduce your overall carbon footprint. Here are our top picks.
- Drive Less or go electric – Driving is a massive contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. So how do we stop this? Well, either drive less or opt for an electric vehicle.
- Fly Less – In the last 18 months this hasn’t exactly been an issue with omnipresent restrictions and worldwide pandemic. While ditching your holidays might be hard to do, maybe reducing the number of trips you take can help.
- Eat Less Meat – In Ireland in particular, livestock is a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. This is due to the high levels of methane produced by cattle in particular. We know, meat can be SUPER tasty, but even one day off a week can make a difference. Meat free Mondays? It’s a “maybe” from me.
- Turn off Appliances When They’re Not in Use – Self explanatory, but if each household does it, it can make all the difference.
- Recycle – Again, you know the drill. Reduce, reuse and recycle. Read the label on our products to see what packaging can be recycled.
- Make Your Home Greener – With the right insulation, solar panels and even a heat pump, you can future proof your home, save thousands on your bills, while simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint.