That, at least, is the message we get when, as impressionable 6-year-olds, we are shown a variation on the following tramatizing image:
|Thank you to Save Our Seabirds|
To try and skirt the bad taste plastic has left in the mouths of consumers, major corporations have begun using bio-degradable packaging in their products, and then stamping it all over with "green" messaging.
What does "Bio-Degradable" mean? It is any substance made of plant or animal origins, which can be broken down by living organisms. This is great for the environment because it means the waste won't sit in a landfill for the next 1,000 years. Natural processes can get rid of the materials! Love, Peace, Hope for everyone!
|Thanks to the Huffington Post|
In order for Bio-degradable waste to be good for the environment, we as consumers need to take the initiative to create compost piles in our backyards. Compost piles (where biodegradable waste is thrown into a hole in the ground and then broken down by worms and other natural organisms) return the nutrients in bio-degradable materials to the earth.
|Thanks to Napa Recycling|
One World Projects sells small draw-string bags that can be used to hold purchased products at the bottom of This Page. The bags are made out of re-used fabric from the traditional garb of Guatemalan women.