In this guide, we outline what silicone is. We also look at how sustainable silicone is, and whether it might be safe for human use (mainly from the perspective of using it for food and beverage/kitchen products, and also for contact with humans, such as with baby bottle nipples and feeders). Summary – What … Read more What Is Silicone, & Is It Sustainable & Safe?
This is a guide discussing whether glass is more sustainable than plastic, and vice versa. We compare some of the key factors involved in the production, usage and waste management of each. Summary – Is Glass More Sustainable Than Plastic? There’s a few main points to consider when is comes to comparing the sustainability … Read more Is Glass More Sustainable Than Plastic? (Glass vs Plastic Comparison)
This guide outlines how long different materials and items take to break down, along with different factors that might influence how quickly materials break down in different conditions. Summary – Biodegradation & Break Down Of Materials Different materials and items break down at different rates in different conditions and environments For example, plastic, glass, … Read more How Long It Takes For Different Materials & Everyday Items To Break Down/Degrade
This is a guide discussing whether paper is more sustainable than plastic, and vice versa. We compare some of the key factors involved in the production, usage and waste management of each. Summary – Is Paper More Sustainable Than Plastic? There’s a few main points to consider when is comes to comparing the sustainability … Read more Is Paper More Sustainable Than Plastic? (Paper vs Plastic Comparison)
There are many life cycle assessments and studies out there on different products. But, what is not as commonly discussed or emphasized is the environmental impact at each stage of the product life cycle. Different products have different outputs at each stage, so, different products also have the potential to have their processes changed or … Read more What Stage Of A Product’s Life Cycle Has The Most Environmental Impact?
In this guide, we discuss whether plastic is sustainable across a range of measures and areas. Summary – Is Plastic Sustainable? Plastic can surprisingly be sustainable in some ways, but not so surprisingly, lack sustainability in other ways How sustainable plastic is depends on the type of plastic, and also the plastic product or … Read more Is Plastic Sustainable?
In this guide, we compare the different types of straws – plastic, paper, metal (stainless steel), glass, bamboo, & others. We look at which ones might be best environmentally, practically, and overall. Summary – Which Straws Are The Most Eco Friendly, & Best Overall? We’ve already touched on the subject of whether plastic straws … Read more Plastic vs Paper vs Metal vs Glass vs Bamboo vs Silicone vs Other Reusable Straws: Comparison, & Which Is Best?
In this guide, we compare the different materials of bag – plastic, paper, cotton, composite, and different reusable bags. We look at which ones might be best environmentally, practically, and overall. Summary – Which Type Of Bag Material Is Best Environmentally & Overall? We’ve already provided a large part of the answer to this … Read more Plastic vs Paper vs Cotton vs Other Reusable Bags: Comparison, & Which Is Best?
Boxed water that comes in boxes, cartons and paper packaging has been around for a while now. But, in this guide, we look at whether it might be better than plastic (and other options) environmentally, and in other ways. Summary – Is Boxed/Carton/Paper Water Better? Environmentally, a better option than new packaging of any … Read more Is Boxed/Carton/Paper Water Better Than Plastic & Other Bottles?
In this guide, we look at the potential considerations behind the question of whether plastic bottles should be banned. Summary – Should Plastic Bottles Be Banned? Firstly, there should be a distinction made between the types of plastic bottles. The two most common are 1. Disposable/single use plastic bottles (usually made from PET plastic), … Read more Should We Ban Plastic Bottles?