Not so Bottled Water
Have you ever watched the movie “Ants”, and found yourself wishing you could carry a blob of water around? Well, we are pleased to inform you that water pods by Ooho is here to bring your desire into fruition. These clusters of essential liquid are derived from seaweed making it 100% bio-degradable, um-- EUREKA. If you are someone who wants to experience a burst of quenching liquid try these awesome pods.
Like Eco Comfortable, their company is greatly concerned with the consumption rates of non-renewable resources. Many of these materials leave a trail of pollution in our streams and airways making for a less palatable environment for community members. It is exciting to see what type of exterior packaging will accompany this fantastic innovation!
In a world where an unsustainable finding of Mardi Gras beads and non-composting micro-bead plastics in sewage pipelines and oceans, alternatives to these non-degradable materials is in high demand. The fantastic aspect about biodegradable glitter is that it possesses the same functionality as the good ole’ hazardous kind. The derivative of most biodegradable glitter is the organic rainbow eucalyptus tree, however sources vary dependent on each brand and their sustainability principles.
This featured product is virtually identical to the similar shards of thin metallic we have all come to know and love. Some glitter brands have a unique hexagonal cut (perfect for the reflection of strobe lights), but are far more environmentally conscious and nontoxic to our systems than metal based glitter. Just imagine a microscopic showdown between a particle of glitter and a human cell. So, fear not my raving unicorns and trot on without concern about leaving glitter litter behind.
Typical sponges come from the sea, which has an effect on the stasis of natural ecosystems. The Konjac sponge is derived plant based and is available in infused accents such as activated charcoal, green tea extract and has endless pairings with essential oils or natural powders. We are now able to use less of our natural resources by sourcing from plants. The Konjac sponge is made from the yam barring of this species of plant.
Konjac is a unique Japanese yam that has properties similar to lichen, the yam fibers are pressed into a pod and dehydrates-- until you shower. The sponge is completely biodegradable which means, no landfill usage at the end of this products life cycle.Tips for product use optimization is to spray your bio sponge with a bio-based disinfectant each week. The possibilities for yam fibers are on the forefront of possibilities of organic byproduct distributions.
Normal paper is indeed biodegradable, but why introduce another pulpous of wood to the recycling assembly line when you can simply plant waste in your yard? Okay-- this concept is not new but a company has begun producing nifty seeded stationary on non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) and 100% organic material.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), an organic product requires "Organic producers and handlers must also take additional care to prevent mixing organic with non-organic products and contact with certain substances." whereas; a non-GMO label indicates"GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a lab through genetic engineering. Seed embedded papyrus is sustainable because it eliminates an additional parcel that would normally undergo processing at a recycling plant, thus saving electricity that runs these machines and other wastes involved in this process.
Composting Coffee Pods
These paper coffee pods are a step in the right direction, however the possibility for other material to be used in place the conventional plastic container pods is quite extensive. A paper based cup or plastic rim and organic mesh netted bowl variation which currently holds a prominent retail option in the states, a bamboo rim could enhance future designs for coffee pod lovers sensitive to micro-plastic particulate consumption. Perhaps a bio resin can supplement future iterations of this product.
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