Is biodegradable packaging really possible?

Is biodegradable packaging really possible?

First things first: to answer the question posed in the title, yes! As we’ll show you here, and we’ve talked about in the past, biodegradable, anti-leak food packaging is easily within our grasp. The current plastic solutions we use to transport and store our food is unsafe, and unhealthy for us and for our planet. Not only is it possible to shift our usage to sustainable materials, but it’s also imperative.    The Plastic We Use   We’re so used to plastic containers, it’s hard to imagine that anything else could possibly replace them. Those plastic boxes, bowls and lids are ubiquitous and have become a part of the experience of dining out in 2020. It’s hard to imagine a dining experience in these unusual times without some way to transport the food to our homes and enjoy it there rather than in a restaurant.    It Doesn’t Have to Be...
Lara Sellars - Mar 31, 2021
The Impact of a Green To-Go

The Impact of a Green To-Go

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the financial and ecological kind. Our reliance on plastic is doing tremendous damage to our planet, some of it irreversible, and we simply cannot afford to continue on the path we’ve been walking for so many years. In a very real financial sense, the cost of plastic is rapidly exceeding our ability to pay its price. As business owners, we must look to the many alternatives to preserve both our financial and our environmental well-being. Some people might tell you that we can’t do anything on our own, and conventional wisdom rejects the impact a single person or business can make. At Zume, we reject the conventional wisdom, as we have seen for ourselves how much is saved simply by making one, small change to the way we do things.   The Cheapest is not Always the Best How many corners...
Lara Sellars - Feb 16, 2021
How to Eliminate Plastic in Your Life (One Step at a Time)

How to Eliminate Plastic in Your Life (One Step at a Time)

If you knew there was just one thing you could do to potentially save the lives of millions of animals, reduce the amount of poisonous gas in our atmosphere, save our groundwater from pollution, and collapse your carbon footprint, would you do it? You’ve probably already guessed what that one thing is, that one simple trick to doing better by your home planet, and it’s to reduce your reliance on plastic. If you don’t know where to start down the path to less plastic, we can help. Step 1: Identify What You Use The first step might seem a little daunting, but we promise it’s worth it: make a list of the plastic stuff you already use. You don’t have to do anything with the list at this stage--we’re just getting an idea of where we’re starting. We’ll be revisiting this list throughout every other step of the process. Not...
Lara Sellars - Jan 11, 2021
These are the Top 5 Alternatives to Plastic

These are the Top 5 Alternatives to Plastic

We’ve shown you how plastic is due to be replaced by other materials and we’ve given you a few reasons why. Don’t take our word for it—even as early as 1972, in a study in Science Magazine, scientists identified the problem with plastic long before today. Imagine how much more plastic there is now, nearly 50 years later. We don’t have to live with that. While we don’t know what amazing scientific advancements might give us in the future, we have some alternatives we can use right now that are just as good, if not better, than their plastic counterparts, and maybe you already use them in other ways.   Paper You have probably experienced how useful paper can be in other areas of your life, so it should be no surprise that it tops our list. We’ve been writing on it for hundreds of years, and still do today, despite how...
Lara Sellars - Nov 19, 2020
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Is biodegradable packaging really possible?
Zume Blog

Is biodegradable packaging really possible?

First things first: to answer the question posed in the title, yes! As we’ll show you here, and...
Mar 31, 2021
The Impact of a Green To-Go
Zume Blog

The Impact of a Green To-Go

When we talk about sustainability, we don’t just mean the financial and ecological kind. Our reliance on plastic...
Feb 16, 2021
How to Eliminate Plastic in Your Life (One Step at a Time)
Zume Blog

How to Eliminate Plastic in Your Life (One Step at a Time)

If you knew there was just one thing you could do to potentially save the lives of millions...
Jan 11, 2021
These are the Top 5 Alternatives to Plastic
Zume Blog

These are the Top 5 Alternatives to Plastic

We’ve shown you how plastic is due to be replaced by other materials and we’ve given you a...
Nov 19, 2020