In addition to disposable plastics, we have other options~
Don't suck it
Billions of plastic straws end up turning into garbage. The European Commission is going to ban the use of disposable plastic products that will become marine wastes. For those who can't smoke, such as Marco Hort, who put 259 and straws into his mouth and set a world record, there are more environmentally friendly alternatives.
Even take a drink
Creatures in the sea often try to eat plastic straws. In order to protect the environment, you can eat your own straw now. Wisefood, a start-up company in Germany, has developed an edible straw. The raw material is the waste from apple juice. In addition, you can use recyclable straws made of metal, bamboo or glass at meals.
We were "forked"!
How many plastic knives and forks and spoons we lost only once? There are no specific statistics in this regard. But this is enough reason for the EU to say good-bye to them. If you eat on the road, you can't use metal tableware, you can try edible tableware. A start-up company in India called Bakey's offers sorghum, and SpudWares in the United States makes forks out of potato starch. Very delicious!
When it comes to eating plastic products, you can try the plates that you can eat. Because the EU ban will also include plastic plates. Biotrem, a Poland company, has developed a dish made from gluten. If you are already full, you can't eat any dishes. It doesn't matter. This pure organic dish can be degraded in 30 days.
"Cup" no longer
In addition to banning the private use of disposable plastic products, the EU aims to encourage fast food restaurants, cafes and bars to restrict the use of plastic cups. Every year we use 500 billion plastic cups, most of them only once, and then they will live forever in nature. Many companies now offer alternative products made from plants.
This is not plastic.
One of them is Avani, a start-up company in Bali Island. It developed bioplastics made from corn starch. Although the cup looks and feels the same as ordinary plastic cups, its greatest advantage is its biodegradability. Of course, the best place for degradation is professional degradation facilities, not the backyard of your home.