We’ve all heard of the ‘trickle down’ effect. In the world of high fashion, it only takes a few seasons before the designs showcased on the catwalks find their way into our high street stores. Minus the Haute Couture (we’ll save that largely non-ethical topic for another day!), the world of food, restaurants and catering is much the same. With time and probably sooner rather than later, the environmental policies and sustainability initiatives adopted by the world’s leading restaurants and top chefs will soon become the benchmark for all forms of catering, small and large, across the globe.
It’s no secret that plastic is bad for the environment. Many single-use plastic products take between 20-500 years to fully break down. Plastic is made from oil, a nonrenewable resource and fossil fuel. Switching from oil-based plastic to eco-friendly plastic alternatives would move our whole planet in a much more balanced direction and it’s simpler than we think to stop plastic from destroying the planet.
Plastic is durable, versatile, and cheap. It’s no wonder nearly everything you buy, use, and throw away is plastic. Plastic is everywhere, and it won’t be going anywhere any time soon. 5 ways you can make planet-friendly changes right now.