People need to get serious about the use of plastic, the way it permeates every aspect of modern life and it’s impact on the environment.
Touted as being convenient and user friendly the reality is something entirely different.
The world, America in particular, is all about “disposable”, the “convenience” of it. Single or limited use, toss it, and purchase another one.
Plastic in this day and age of finite resources unfortunately has it’s place, but the approach should be something other than linear – it should be about looking down the road as well.
What happened to glass? Possibly one of the cheapest jugs, jars, glasses, containers materials available. Glass is made from silica…sand, and recyclable – doesn’t emit Methane gas either.
So what is it, a Mayonnaise jar made of glass is too heavy to lift? It isn’t convenient to pay a deposit on a beverage bottle made of glass while complaining about climate change and the environment?
And don’t get me started on styrofoam which will become the archeological benchmark when future generations discuss this era.
Going green…..plastic everything.
What’s next, the marketing assurance that the plastic employed is free range and free of hormones and antibiotics…it’s “gluten free” and “vegan”?
Are “biodegradable” plastics the answer? A qualified yes with the qualification depending on approach and truth in advertising…..a rarity at best.
The word biodegradable attached to a product too often amounts to little more than a marketing ploy much the same as “light/lite”, “natural”, “healthy”, and “organic”.