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Why should you ditch the plastic?

Updated: Jul 2

We've all heard about the growing call to ditch plastic and replace it with cloth or paper. But why is this so important?

Ditch the Plastic!
Ditch the Plastic!

The world currently uses 400 million tons of plastic per year. From plastic bags and straws to wrapping paper, bottles, cups, and plates, it's hard to imagine life without them. However, these items do more harm than good to the environment.

The Environmental Impact of Plastic:

  • Persistence in the Environment: Plastic never decomposes, leading to the creation of massive landfills.

  • Non-renewable Resources: The products used to make plastic are non-renewable and emit a lot of greenhouse gases.

  • Threat to Wildlife: Plastic poses a significant threat to wild and marine animals, which often mistake it for food and lose their lives in the process.

  • Growing Waste Problem: Because of its lightweight nature, plastic is easily carried by wind and air, littering the land indefinitely.

The negative effects of plastic are seemingly endless. It’s crucial for us to recognise these adverse impacts and switch to more environmentally friendly alternatives like paper or cloth.

Benefits of Cloth and Paper Bags:

1. Eco-Friendly: Cloth and paper bags do not contribute to pollution and environmental degradation in as drastic a way as plastic does. Unlike plastic bags, which can take hundreds of years to decompose, cloth and paper can be recycled or composted more easily, resulting in a lower environmental impact and reduced carbon footprint.

2. Cost-Effective: They are cost-effective since they can be re-used multiple times.

3. Durable: They are durable and capable of carrying heavy loads.

By swapping small everyday items -- using a metal straw instead of a plastic one, a cloth bag instead of a plastic bag, or a wooden toothbrush instead of a plastic one -- we can help protect the environment and mitigate harmful effects. Take a moment & consciously choose the better option for the planet!

At Boxes of Goodness we are committed to promoting sustainable gifting in India. By choosing our eco-friendly products, you not only contribute to a greener planet but also set an example for others to follow. Let’s work together to create a sustainable future.

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