What is the Most Dangerous Single-Use Plastic Product?

What is the Most Dangerous Single-Use Plastic Product?

Since the dawn of storytelling, the ocean has been home to all sorts of imaginary nightmarish monsters of the deep. Giant tentacled krakens, skyscraper sized sharks, and vengeful white whales all hunt for ways to cause destruction, but the most terrifying monster of all is also the most real: plastic.  It’s been estimated that between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons of plastic go into the ocean on a yearly basis, according to a scientific publication from 2015, and most of that is single-use plastic products. Not only does all that garbage go in, it stays in for hundreds of years. Whole oceanic ecosystems are destroyed by it, sealife is killed by it, and we continue to pile it in, year after year.  The Plastic Problem The problem with plastic is simple. It just doesn’t biodegrade. The microorganisms that break down organic matter over time, well, they just won’t touch the...
Lara Sellars - Apr 16, 2021
How Your Business Can Save The Planet With Food Containers

How Your Business Can Save The Planet With Food Containers

It’s safe to say that even if you’ve been living under a rock (which, let’s be honest, is pretty tempting), you’re probably aware that we’ve been living through a global pandemic. For businesses that provide food to hungry customers, business volume grew 135%. This growth is only going to accelerate as new customers enter the ecosystem.  Market forces are powerful--as business volume increases, competition increases, prices trend down, and consumers are going to be expecting to pay less money. Businesses can save money, and the planet, by making smart, economical decisions about their food packaging systems. Reuse and Recycle? As these new ways of ordering food and having it delivered to the customer have evolved and advanced, so, too, have the methods we’ve developed to package it. Awareness of climate change has increased along with everything else, and people are no longer satisfied with the old way of doing things....
Lara Sellars - Apr 14, 2021
The Problem with Plastic

The Problem with Plastic

As of 2020, a third of all states in the US have bans on various forms of plastic. Most of these states have banned single-use plastic bags, like the kind you  use when shopping for groceries. Though opinions vary widely on such laws, we can’t deny the simple truth behind them: plastic is bad for the planet. The evidence is everywhere you look, from the landfills brimming with junk to the continent of garbage floating around the Pacific Ocean.    How is Plastic Affecting the Environment?   Plastic waste is found on every continent on earth, even Antarctica, and  remote places like Mount Everest. Wherever people go, they carry their plastic trash with them. n some cases, trash accumulates where humans haven’t been, like in the  Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and the Mariana Trench .Plastic is our legacy, whether we like it or not. Research has predicted that plastic will remain...
Lara Sellars - Apr 09, 2021
Why You Should be Composting

Why You Should be Composting

What do you think about when you hear the word “recycling”? For a lot of people, it’s putting paper and plastics into the correct bin on trash day. However, recycling is a process that’s been occurring in nature since the first organisms spread across the Earth. People who live and work in agriculture have known about composting and using organic fertilizer for crops for many generations. Here are some reasons why you should be excited about composting in your own household. Feed Your Garden If you are somebody with even a bit of interest in gardening, compost makes everything easier. Your flowers will be more beautiful, and your tomatoes will be, well, more tomatoey.  Compost breaks down into your soil and increases the presence of organic matter, which then provides extra nutrients for your plants to absorb on top of the nutrients already present in the dirt. That means your...
Lara Sellars - Apr 07, 2021
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What is the Most Dangerous Single-Use Plastic Product?
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What is the Most Dangerous Single-Use Plastic Product?

Since the dawn of storytelling, the ocean has been home to all sorts of imaginary nightmarish monsters of...
Apr 16, 2021
How Your Business Can Save The Planet With Food Containers
Zume Blog

How Your Business Can Save The Planet With Food Containers

It’s safe to say that even if you’ve been living under a rock (which, let’s be honest, is...
Apr 14, 2021
The Problem with Plastic
Zume Blog

The Problem with Plastic

As of 2020, a third of all states in the US have bans on various forms of plastic....
Apr 09, 2021
Why You Should be Composting
Zume Blog

Why You Should be Composting

What do you think about when you hear the word “recycling”? For a lot of people, it’s putting...
Apr 07, 2021