Plastic was invented in 1907, and ever since then, it has boomed. Plastics help keep bacteria out of our products and add tremendous value to our life. I find it interesting how much of our world revolves around single-use plastics. Try to identify how many single-use plastics you use on a daily basis (tens, at least).
We need plastic. But I want a world without plastics. Single-use and non-compostable ones, at least.
Reducing our single-use plastics is easy: buy less and, when possible, invest in a reusable alternative. For example, buy a full pineapple instead of buying precut pineapple in a plastic container. Bring your own shopping bags to get that pineapple! The ideas are endless.
AND we luckily live in a beautiful day and age for science, and creating the next big compostable plastic is a hot topic. Here are some of the things we're looking to make plastics out of right now:
How do we take this to the next level? We need stricter laws on single-use plastics and to invest more in ensuring plastics are compostable and can be taken to a bigger scale. No one wants to diminish their life to fit into the box of YOU CAN NOT USE A SINGLE PLASTIC EVER! But if we can find better alternatives to our current plastics and make small changes, we can succeed!