Plastic is the cancer of our planet and the reason why oceans are dying. It plays the most vital role in pollution. Why is plastic so harmful? Because it never degrades. The average lifespan of a plastic bottle is about a thousand years. A plastic polythene bag may never degrade. Ocean’s animals and cattle don’t understand the difference between plastic and living things, they eat it, get stuck in it, and countless many horrific things happen to the animals. Fortunately, people are more aware now, and if you want to replace single-use plastic, you can promote these alternatives.
Cotton Shopping Bags
What we are looking for is reusability, unlike plastic. Cotton bags are great alternatives to plastic and we are close to replacing plastic bags with cotton, jute, or hemp bags. When we use reusable bags, we naturally tend to be more mindful. We don’t throw away the cotton bags, because they cost more. Whatever the means, we must think about the future of our children.
Glass has always been the second-best packaging resource for us. It is fragile but it never affects the environment because it is made of sand. Many of the products that are being stored in plastic can be stored in glass. The price is just a little fragility and care.
Liquid wood is the future of packaging. It is a bio-degradable material which completely safe to use and is a great alternative to plastic. Even today toys and clothes are being made from liquid wood, which shows that the material has a promising use.
Polylactic acid (PLA) is created from lactic acid. Sugarcane and wheat are the prime sources of making PLA, making it a plant-based product, which is bio-degradable. It can be decomposed under fifty days after composting.