Learn more about the difference between the many different sustainable materials so that we can jointly reduce the amount of waste and get better at recycling and re-creating.
Wheat-straw is mainly an agricultural waste product that remains after grain or juice is extracted from the crops. Wheat straw is recently being used as filler for thermoplastic composites as polypropilene or ABS. It is a valuable environmentally friendly resource that, while upgrading the outlook of many reuseable products, helps to reduce the amount of plastics used while reusing natural sources.
WHEAT STRAW IS RECENTLY BEING USED AS FILLER FOR THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES AS POLYPROPILENE OR ABS
Polylactic acid (PLA) is a natural plastic substitute made from fermented plant starch (usually corn). It is an eco-friendly, renewably-sourced and biodegradable alternative to conventional p etroleum-based plastics. The increased usage of PLA will reduce the carbon footprint of many industries. This non-toxic green material can be used for all kind of products as grocery shopping bags to safe or reusable tumblers.
PLA IS IS AN ECO-FRIENDLY, RENEWABLY-SOURCED AND BIODEGRADABLE ALTERNATIVE
Organic cotton is equal to cotton with the difference that it is naturally grown without use of any pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or any other chemical. In order to know for sure that the cotton is indeed organic, manufacturers go through extensive supply chain verification by third-parties and only certified cotton can be marketed (example by GOTS). Number of organic cotton farms is increasing fastly however still counts for a very small part of overall cotton production worldwide.
ORGANIC COTTON IS NATURALLY GROWN WITHOUT USE OF ANY PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES, FERTILIZERS
After petroleum, coffee is the second most commercialized product in the world. Coffee husks (or chaff) is the dried skin of the bean. During the roasting process, the husk falls off and mostly thrown away. Coffee husk is recently being used as reinforcing filler for thermoplastic composites as polypropilene or ABS. It is a valuable environmentally friendly resource that helps to reduce the amount of plastics used.
COFFEE HUSK IS THE DRIED SKIN WASTE OF THE BEAN
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants (grass) and it can replenish itself within a year with a minimum water need and without need of fertilisers to boost its growth. Since bamboo is naturally pest-resistant there is no usage of pesticides. Bamboo is a very renewable resource, strong and durable. It absorbs more Co2 from the air and releases more oxygen which improves the air quality. Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable.
BAMBOO IS 100% NATURAL AND BIODEGRADABLE.
Cork is the bark of theself-regenerating cork oak tree. It is ranked among the most durable organic materials with the property of stabilizing the air temperature and humidity. It is a very flexible material and be treated in a simple natural way. It has good adhesive properties, making it easy to use in combination with different materials. In general the cork industry is regarded as one of the most environmental friendly. Cork is 100% natural and biodegradable.
CORK IS 100% NATURAL AND BIODEGRADABLE. IT IS RANKED AMONG THE MOST DURABLE ORGANIC MATERIALS.
PET is the most common type of plastic, mostly used for packaging and beverages disposable bottles/containers. A large part of the solid waste in the world is attributed to this packaging. Recycled PET is known as RPET, and it is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. The use of recycled PET by giving a new life to an already made product in place of virgin resin results in reduced environmental impact.
RECYCLED PET IS KNOWN AS RPET, AND IT IS THE MOST WIDELY RECYCLED PLASTIC IN THE WORLD.
With different styles and sizes for any occasion, you can use these for when you are thirsty to help avoid single use items. Do your part by making this small change.
GLASS IS A GREA T MATERIAL THAT CAN BE RE-USED. EASY T O CLEAN AND LONG LASTING.
Recycled fabrics is made from waste fabrics (any textiles). Collected textile solid wastes are reprocessed to fibre and than back to fabrics for further re-production of bags, garments or linnen. Most of the manufacturers work with two streams : pre-consumer waste (scrap from production) and post-consumer waste (used textiles collected). The color segregation occurs during the process to avoid as much as possible the re-dyeing of the fabric.
COLLECTED TEXTILE SOLID WASTES ARE REPROCESSED TO FIBRE AND THAN BACK TO FABRICS
We have introduced a new range of paper products. The same items you already know and love, made with sustainability in mind. This is only one of many ways we are adapting to help the ecosystem. Did you know the average tree can be used to produce over 8,000 pieces of paper?
PAPER NOTEBOOKS, LUNCH BAGS, COOLER BAGS, PENS, AND MORE! ALL MADE WITH PAPER TO HELP REDUCE THE USE OF PLASTICS.
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