Think beyond plastics!
A ban on single-use plastics is now in force in 19 states across India. So, there is a need to find eco-friendly alternatives to plastic. VarshaVerma brings a peek at what people across the world are using as eco-friendly disposables.
What are the plastic alternatives available for single-use plastics, is the question in everyone’s mind. Well, there are many. Let’s see.
Biodegradable trash bags
100% compostable, these trash bags are made from potato starch from non-GMO starch potatoes blended with a certified, fully compostable polymer. No plasticizers are added.
Ballpoint pens made out of recycled water bottles
We all need pens at home for school or office purpose. These are one-time use pens which we generally use and throw. These pens are made from recycled water bottles (86% PCR).
Compostable cutlery and bowls
We often need disposable cutlery for party purpose. Instead of plastic disposables, one can opt for culery, bowls and plates made from ecofriendly alternatives like bamboo and palm leaf.
Sustainable footwear pacakging
Viupax is footwear packaging that changes the way shoes are packed, shipped, warehoused, stored, displayed and sold.This is a more sustainable shoes packaging compared to traditional shoe boxes, as it uses less paper and occupies less volume. The design of the boxes makes the shoes stand out because the shoe design is visible to customers, and it allows customers to self serve, see model availability and easily select the pair of their choice. The use of paper shopping bags can be eliminated, as Viupax can be converted into a carry bag or shoulder bag to be easily transported by the customer.
These packaging are made from natural materials, which are wither plant-based plastics or bioplastics.
Paper water bottles
We all know that disposable plastic water bottles are a big nuisance to our environment. Even though they are recyclable but there is a huge demand for these bottles which is an issue. Of course, we can use glass or metal or reusable bottles, but for convenience we need disposable items. Paper Water Bottle offers a paper water bottle which is made from a biodegradable pulp mixture of wheat straw, bamboo, husks, sugar cane, and/or bulrush. The shape is completely customisable.Unfortunately, the bottle is not biodegradable in its entirety; a barrier inside is made from recycled resin. However, the two materials can be separated easily so the outside can decompose, while the inside is recycled.
Wooden cone stand
These wooden cone stand that can hold multiples cones at one time. Made from 100% ecofriendly corrugated board, they are easily foldable and reusable.
There’s an ecofriendly water bag, which offers naturally chilled water. It is made up of 100% pure cotton canvas.Designed on contemporary basis for the best usage of any outdoor purpose like travelling, adventure, trekking, camping etc.
Paper bags for food
While many fast food restaurants are already using this, other restaurants should also use eco-friendly paper bags.