Today’s good news celebrates Earth Day (this weekend) and innovations for a healthier planet. Last Saturday, I participated in a local creek clean up and helped sort recyclables from landfill trash. Plastic bottles and polystyreme, aka, styrofoam, made up a significant portion of what volunteers collected from the water and creek banks.
I find it heartening that some cities have banned polystyreme, because it does not biodegrade and is rarely recycled. It’s also good news that we have alternatives! In addition to the obvious option of using biodegradable paper and reusable containers, we have the technology to replace plastic and styrofoam with biodegradable and edible products.
The first example I’d like to share is the development of edible wrappers made from seaweed.
The news about edible six pack rings is not new, but it’s something I hope we will remember and expand on.
And of course, we have the have the edible water bubbles developed by Skipping Rocks Lab.
On a personal note, I’m getting better at remembering to take my canvas bags to the grocery store – not every time, but I’m making progress!
Good news is out there.
Feel free to share yours!