Environmental Impact of Plastic Cutlery
1. Pollution of Waterways
2. Endangers wildlife
3. High carbon footprint
4. Extinction of marine species
5. Degradation of the environment
6. Air pollution
7. “Plastic menace” – Plastic is slowly covering the surface of the earth.
8. Harmful to the health of humans
Bamboo Cutlery is a better choice than plastic.
Bamboo cutlery can be reused more than the plastic cutlery from what I’ve seen and if you don’t need the cutlery that’s cool too. But if you do then you can agree that plastic that will stay hundreds of years is a much worse choice than bamboo which can be around for If as long as 5-10 years to fully break down if thrown in a garden. A home composter should take around 4-6 months (depends on composition).
Don’t Put your lips to a killer & use Bamboo straws
A single plastic straw can take up to 200 years to degrade but will never fully disappear from the earth. When plastic straws or any other plastic enters the environment and it could turn into microplastics which in turn cause harm to marine life, birds, and many more. Bamboo straws take 4 – 6 months to degrade in a home composting bin and if it lays on land t will be there for a further 4 – 10 years.
Bamboo straws keep your teeth and our planet clean.
If you just throw a bamboo toothbrush into your garden, it might take as long as 5-10 years to fully break down. A home composter should take around 4-6 months (depends on composition). Plastic toothbrushes can take over 400 years to decompose! They remain in landfills indefinitely. Plastic toothbrushes stain the landfills with their presence! As they settle into the landfill, they release chemicals into the air. These toothbrushes have also found their way into the ocean and have become a big part of a lot of beach cleanups that have taken place in Cape Town and most other garbage spots on beaches around South Africa.
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