Thartley, so why isn't this guy who invented a biodegradable plastic bag the most popular guy in the world?
I don't know, but I am going to try out a couple different products.
When you really take stock of the types of plastic waste we create everyday, it will boggle your mind. I took a pledge to reduce/eliminate the use of plastic water bottles, plastic bags, and styrene foam.
My Mother's Day gift is going to be (even if I buy it myself) a Klean Kanteen water bottle. I've been drinking lots more water since my doc told me I was "drier than a popcorn fart in the desert", so I will be making a difference not using the bottles of water that are provided at work.
Plastic bags...oy vey! As mentioned earlier, this is a doozy. I use them at the store (EVERY store), sandwich bags, ziplocs for leftovers, thin little ones for produce shopping, and I reuse the plastic grocery bags for picking up my dog's "business" at least twice per day. But I'm reverting back to making sure I've got my reusable bags in my car all the time, and if I don't, I request paper bags. I'm using wax paper and aluminum foil in place of sandwich bags and ziplocs, and I will give paper lunch sacks a shot at being my shipooper. I'll have to work that one out.
Now, the styrene is another beast. I thought it would be the easiest since I assumed it was just styrofoam, and I never use it to my knowledge unless I order something or buy a product that is packaged with it inside. But styrene is ALSO the stuff that most yogurt containers (think yoplait, dannon, breyers, etc) are made of! Puddings and jellos! OMG, I dont see how its possible for people to eliminate this one. How do you get yogurt without it? If you go to a cafe, how do you get your drink if all they have is styrofoam? can you bring your own cup?
Anyway, its these three items that the folks on The Plastiki would like to bring consumer awareness to...or just awareness in general. It is a GREAT cause to get behind, so give a shot, every once in a while.
I'll post any product reviews for alternatives in this thread if its okay with the Powers That Be. :)