Today’s entry into my That’s What’s Up series has been a LONG time coming!
I had the idea to share this company a few months back but, life being life, I got distracted and discouraged that maybe people didn’t want to hear my continuing rants on environmentally friendly products or compostable stuff anymore…. but then I remembered I don’t really care. I’m going to continue to shout from the rooftops about these things because they matter!
I’ve noticed Eco-Products at a few places here and there in recent years, but the first place that had them that really caught my attention was Mod Pizza, and the Rose Garden… er Moda Center which – you guys- that’s HUGE! (Rose Garden/Moda Center is my local big concert/sports venue.)
Let’s talk about why I think Eco-Products are an important product to know about and look for when you’re out enjoying your day to day life.
First of all, the company itself described their products as sustainable disposables. Which, I get it, seems like they mean the opposite thing. But they don’t! One time use items or disposable items like the coffee cups we get in the mornings or the straws that everyone is so upset about Starbucks getting rid of are currently not environmentally friendly. Plastics take years upon years to break down and cause all sort of bigger scale problems once they do. I won’t go all Al Gore here about it, so I’m going to assume the majority of you get the picture. We have a lot of room for improvement in this arena.
Simply by taking a look around, we can see that the world we live in today is in an Era of Improvement. I mean, when places like Costco make the decision to include healthier meal options and Starbucks wants to change out straws, you know we are making some changes!
I think it’s time that more companies follow suit and look into Eco-Products environmentally friendly products. These products will break down and can even be included in your personal compost if that’s something you currently utilize.
It’s time to consider the lasting impact of the simple daily choices we are making, especially when it comes to things that are a direct result from our consumeristic culture.
Eco-Products are essentially a full range of compostable, biodegradable single-use plastics that are used primarily in the food industry, although from what I can see on their website, you can purchase their products for personal use. Which, as someone who loves using paper plates, is something very handy to know.
Overall, this post isn’t like my other That’s What’s Up posts where I urge you to consider purchasing these products. (Unless you own any business in the food industry, then I am urging you, specifically.) This post is mostly intended to help bring your awareness to noticing more of the plastics you throw away (or hopefully recycle) on a daily or regular basis. Notice which companies create those plastics and take note of the fact that they, unlike companies like Eco-Products, do not care about the future of the planet more than making money. If they did, they would switch to producing compostable and biodegradable plastics. Also, take note of which restaurants or places provide Eco-Products or similar products from other earth-conscious companies. They are the businesses worth spending your hard earned money at.