Just because we think something is biodegradable does not mean we can just throw it on the ground. Biodegradable or not, littering is not okay either way. Orange peels are not an exception.
Before you throw away your used toothbrush, just think about all the practical uses you could do with it. You may think that your used toothbrush is done serving its purpose, but it is a nifty little tool to keep around the house.
If you still have an old plastic toothbrush ,there are a lot of ways that you can reuse it to keep them away from landfill.
Recent research shows that several countries from Asia are the top sources contributing to plastic bottles, bags and other rubbish clogging up global sea lanes. These plastics are not only detrimental to marine health, but also pose health risks to humans.
Due to a recent viral video showing a turtle with a straw on its mouth, there has been a worldwide call to boycott plastic straws. There is no denying how plastic straws are wreaking havoc on oceans and marine wildlife. They kill fishes and other marine animals.
The truth is, it all depends on the environment.
For instance, it can take an orange peel up to six months to decompose, while the banana peel needs up to two years.
When we think of household waste we can recycle, the bathroom isn’t necessarily the first that comes to our mind. However, it would be surprising to know that a whole lot of products found in the bathroom are recyclable, including toothpaste boxes.
Whether paper-based, plastic or glass, the package your milk comes in is recyclable.
Research shows that people buy 6 billion gallons of milk a year, which translates to every person consuming about 20 gallons. If you have young children at home, numbers would most likely be higher.
Humans have a bad habit of abruptly throwing something away when they no longer see the good in it. Not actively seeing the volume of waste we create, we did not expect the impact of all the waste we throw not only in landfills but in the surrounding environment as well.
When asked which is better between paper or plastic, naturally, we think paper is better.
We all know that plastic is terrible for the environment. In particular, plastic bags are known for clogging up our oceans, choking our wildlife and generally wreaking havoc on the world.
Cheese is among the most versatile dairy products we use every day. This also means tons of cheese bags in our waste, which poses additional burden to the worsening case of plastic pollution. Made of plastic, shredded cheese bags could be recycled, but it is not as easy as it sounds.
Cereals have become widely popular around the world as breakfast food. Thanks to the convenience it offers, it has also gained popularity as a midnight snack. Because cereals are favored by kids and adults alike, it is no wonder how cereal bags make a big part of the trash we accumulate at home. Good news–they are recyclable.
Six pack rings, also referred to as six pack yokes, are a set of connected plastic rings used in multi packs of beverages, particularly six packs of beverage cans.
Pizza is delicious and convenient, it is no wonder that over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. every year. Unfortunately, this also means we’re throwing out a lot of pizza boxes.
Plastic food storage containers and lids such as Tupperware containers have a 1 or 2 recycling symbol on the bottom are accepted in almost all local recycling programs. The proper way to dispose them of for recycling is to make sure they are clean, empty and dry.
There is no denying how plastic products have become a staple in our daily living. Its convenience and cheap price made plastic a favorite material to produce all sorts of things, such as containers, bags, utensils, etc.