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To degrade or biodegrade - that is the question!
Do I choose degradable or biodegradable products? In order for packaging products or materials to qualify as biodegradable, they must completely break down and decompose into natural elements within a short period of time after disposal, typically a year or less. Degradable products, on the other hand, are mostly oil-based and break down through chemical reactions rather than organically by microorganisms. Degradable products do not break down completely and turn into organic material, instead they break apart into microscopic pieces which can still harm the environment. check out this great link for more information: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/blog/454/biodegradable-degradable-and-compostable-whats-the-difference.html Stay tuned - EcoFeminii are...
Plastic takes 500 years to decompose
The stats are astounding. And utterly concerning. Furthermore, some plastic items take up to 1000 years to decompose. Let's not leave our future generations in crisis, and deal with the crisis we have right now. We can do it together!
How earth-aware are you?
So many of us are moving toward a zero-waste lifestyle these days. It's so encouraging. So, how earth-aware are you? Even small changes make a big difference. Follow us over coming weeks to see some of the changes we've made and those we are working towards.
Can you cycle to work?
Cycling to work helps you stay fit and healthy, burns a lot of calories, and reduces you carbon footprint too. If you cycle 9 miles to work and back 5 days a week, you will burn about 4000 calories a week. By not using your car, over the course of a year you are saving about 321kg of CO2. Arrive to work feeling pumped and ready for the day ahead. Cycle safe, use cycle highways and parks where you can.
Let's open our eyes...
We're lucky to have someone like David Attenbourough who cares deeply for the environment and is influential enough to spread the word. Let's get on board, open our eyes and start making some changes in our day to day lives. Watch Blue Planet 2 (BBC) - it highlights the damage that single-use plastics are doing to our oceans. Eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year. But - the word is out, people from all over the world are now stepping up to tackle this catastrophe, and to make it history.