Tuesday , July 16 2019

14 Greatest Solutions To World’s Plastic Problems

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Plastic is a cheap, fast-to-make and easy-to-use material. Because of this, however, the global usage of plastic is starting to cause a real problem, as plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose naturally, even thousands with some plastic products. That is why many companies around the world are fighting this issue with alternative materials that take days to decompose instead of years.

Here are 14 great examples of what is being done in this field, and I must say the creativity is really encouraging!

1. This Thai supermarket uses banana leaves instead of plastic to wrap products.

14 Greatest Solutions To World's Plastic Problems

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© Perfect Homes Chiangmai at Facebook © Perfect Homes Chiangmai at Facebook

2. Some restaurants use wild grass or pasta to replace plastic straws.

14 Greatest Solutions To World's Plastic Problems© weedhausen ​at Reddit

3. While some cafes sell reusable metal straws you can clean and use again.

14 Greatest Solutions To World's Plastic Problems© sadiebird at Reddit

4. This fascinating package is actually made of agar-agar and water only. It will degrade at the same rate as its contents!

14 Greatest Solutions To World's Plastic Problems© Tomorrow Machine at Facebook © Tomorrow Machine at Facebook

5. Using loofahs instead of kitchen sponges

14 Greatest Solutions To World's Plastic Problems© scavenger_hobo at Reddit

6. This is the first 100% plastic-free store, recently opened in Slovenia.

14 Greatest Solutions To World's Plastic Problems© fisheatplastic at Reddit

7. Making confetti from fallen leaves makes a lot less mess.

14 Greatest Solutions To World's Plastic Problems© downthe-reddithole at Reddit

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