posted on May, 9 2014 @ 05:26 AM
I saw these ads pop up on ATS today and I got excited..
(..and no I don't work for the company.)
They look like regular plastic bags and cups, etc., but they are actually made from plant material.
I'll be honest. I don't have the discipline to carry several shopping bags to the supermarket every time I go shopping, so I always come home with
tons of plastic shopping bags. I also live in an apartment building and don't have facilities to compost so I just throw food scraps (vegetable peels
or whatever) into these non bio-degradable shopping bags and throw them out in the trash (thinking, I should at least make use of them).
Anyway, I always wondered what would be the result of all this non-degradable plastic in waste dumps with billions of people throwing them out
When I was in India, in a sort of rural area, I saw the coolest thing, which was food plates made of pressed leaves, and many of the food vendors
would sell their food on these plates. Some of these plates did not make the garbage but it was no big deal. The plates just blended in with the other
leaves scattered about on the floor. Nobody views leaves on the floor as trash. That's because they work with our natural system.
Imagine a waste dump that would simply turn into fertile soil.
Anyway with these products - if supermarkets and other vendors would implement them, I wouldn't have to feel so guilty about carrying loads of
groceries back home.
edit on 9-5-2014 by nOraKat because: (no reason given)