In recent decades we have lived as, progressively, many everyday objects have become single-use: their quality is lower, manufacturing costs also and therefore it is more economically profitable for everyone.
That has led us to mass production always look for the cheaper materials regardless of their origin or their "use and throw away" character, despite the serious consequences for the environment.
As we talked about earlier in this blog, 2020 is the last year for single-use plastics within the European Union. On January 1, 2021, a regulation will come into force by which single-use plastics will be prohibited. With this measure, they try reduce the level of pollution we suffer in our oceans trying to make manufacturers aware that not only the economic benefit is at stake, but also The environmental benefit must be considered when manufacturing and marketing products.
En este sentido, from Packawin, we started long ago to raise awareness of the need for change. Today, an average family consumes about 250 kilos of plastic per year, you just have to do some simple calculations to find out the magnitude of these figures.
That is why we have substitutes for all those elements that, the sooner we stop using, the easier it will be to reverse the damage caused.
Among the most harmful elements for our oceans are the straws. Plastic straws It can take up to 1000 years to disintegrate. Over 500 million are discarded daily of those fine plastic tubes, whose only use is to absorb liquid and we use about 15 minutes on average. After that, centuries of pollution remain for each of them.
At Packawin, we offer several alternatives to these utensils that have contaminated our oceans so much. On the one hand, bamboo straws reused: A sustainable material that grows with unmatched speed in the natural world, which is also Antibacterial, and that allows us to use the same straw every day for a long time. In addition, we offer a disposable but sustainable and biodegradable alternative. It is kraft paper straws, its use does not involve any type of contamination since they come from sustainable forests and after using them they degrade in a very short time.
Another of the most harmful elements for nature are plastic bags. Although most establishments charge for the use of bags, there are single-use, non-recyclable bags that end up as plastic waste in nature. We refer to the bags of fruits, vegetables, sweets, etc. that we see in all supermarkets. These bags cannot be recycled, that is, we take it, we put 3 apples, and at home we throw it away. The consequence is decades of pollution in our forests, beaches or oceans.
Our solution goes through a reusable substitute: mesh bags for fruits and vegetables. This solution that we propose complements the bag or shopping cart that we carry to the super, since they are easily transportable, they can be washed and reused and do not generate any waste after use.
In addition to these two elements that are so harmful to our planet, there are others such as the use and throw plates that we usually see at parties, celebrations or events or the single-use plastic cutlery that many dining rooms, catering or beach bars offer, and that we we want to forget it with a range of palm leaf dinnerware y wooden cutlery, that make our daily meals not so harmful to our ecosystem.
In addition to this, we have the possibility to use reusable products. Definitely, Reusable products make our carbon footprint significantly reduced. In this regard, we offer a range of products from natural coconut and wood shell that besides being totally sustainable, they have a Appreciable natural beauty.
The countdown has begun, The sustainable development goals for 2030 will only be achieved if we apply now. The sooner we start to stop the consumption of disposable plastics, the easier it will be to end the pollution and the model that has taken us to the edge of the abyssNot only is it recommended, but it is necessary.