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Swiss fashion company creates 100% compostable clothes


Founded by brothers Markus Freitag and Daniel Freitag in 1993, Freitag gained a lot of fame in the fashion industry when they began making bags out of recycled materials, like truck tarpaulins . Since it saw large-scale success with its recycled bags, it spent five years developing its first compostable garment. "...

San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban plastic grocery bags


The California Grocers Association had opposed the legislation, arguing that a switch to compostable bags would "confuse consumers." ... The new rules, which affect large grocery stores and chain stores with pharmacies, will allow compostable plastic bags as well as paper bags. "...

Want to stop using plastic? Here are 9 ways to start


This eliminates the need for single-use plastics and paper bags that just get thrown away once you get home. - Replace plastic pet poo bags with compostable bags. ... Sources include: OutsideOnline.com GreenEducationFoundation.org Previous :Rich in health benefits, enjoy blackberries all year Next : 10 Reasons to use apple cider vinegar - More news on compostable bags Want to stop using plastic? "...

Seattle now paying 'Secret Trash Police' with tax money to inspect residents' garbage and impose fines


For single-family homes, fines of $1 for each instance of compostable material being found in garbage containers will be issued; for apartment complexes and commercial buildings, owners will be fined $50 per occurrence. Anyone thinking they will "outsmart" the garbage collectors by placing refuse in black non-see-through bags is in for a surprise as well. "...

France just banned all plastic plates, cups and utensils


Replacements have to be formulated using compostable materials that have been biologically sourced. ... Approximately 17 billion plastic shopping bags are used in French supermarkets each year. "...

Going green: Plastic is out, banana leaves are in for supermarket food packaging in Thailand and Vietnam


At Big C, customers can use biodegradable shopping bags made out of corn powder. Other Asian countries have taken measures to reduce the use of plastic bags. In South Korea, disposable bags have been banned while Taiwan charges a fee for the use of plastic bags. "...

Amsterdam now has the first plastic-free supermarket in the world


All items at the supermarket are packed in either compostable materials or cardboard, glass, and metal instead of plastic. ... In Chile, the sale of single-use plastic bags is prohibited in 102 coastal villages and towns. "...

Simple tips and ideas to avoid food waste


Clean them properly, then store them in freezer bags until you’re ready to use them. ... Reduce other kinds of kitchen waste Stop using plastic and get reusable lunch or snack bags and shopping bags instead. "...

Without immediate action, plastic flow into oceans could TRIPLE by 2040: Researchers present measures to reduce plastic pollution by 80%


Wasn’t it irresponsible to ban plastic bags when it could benefit public health? California has made significant progress in the war against plastic waste, starting by banning single-use bags in 2014. "...

Fast food wrappers loaded with toxic, polluting chemicals


The paper bags used to contain nuggets, cookies, fries, and other foods were also found to contain the chemical. ... According to the Biodegradable Products Institute and the Compost Manufacturing Alliance, a food package cannot be labeled as compostable if it contains any amount of PFAS or more than 100 ppm (parts per million) of fluorine. "...

Fast food packaging is making unhealthy food even more dangerous due to fluorinated compounds


They are pervasive in our society, and can be found in everything from microwave popcorn bags to cosmetics and cleaning products. ... “Because of this, these highly fluorinated chemicals are not sustainable and should not be used in compostable products or any product that might end up in a landfill.” "...

Global obesity now affecting 2 BILLION people as processed junk food causes global epidemic


The fight against obesity may require numerous interventions but, in theory, preventing it should be simple: Stop reaching into those bags of chips. ... Next : Gluten intolerance may be wildly over-diagnosed, warns nutritionist - More news on junk food FINALLY: Researchers identify processed foods to be a CULPRIT when it comes to weight gain in “world-first” study Universities now demanding total obedience to transgenderism lunacy for businesses before they are allowed to operate on campus… ...

Tasty, healthy and sustainable fast food? One chain is on a mission to revolutionize the way we eat on the go


The packaging is 100 percent plant-based compostable - including everything from bowls and cutlery to beverage cups. There is even an option to purchase reusable bags and salad bowls. Food scraps are composted in the kitchen, while composting and recycling stations are available for customer use in the restaurant. "...

See which fast food companies are using cancer causing packaging laced with fluorine-based chemicals


The following 28 restaurants showed evidence of PFC’S in their wrappers, bags, and boxes: Mother Nature's micronutrient secret: Organic Broccoli Sprout Capsules now available, delivering 280mg of high-density nutrition, including the extraordinary "sulforaphane" and "glucosinolate" nutrients found only in cruciferous healing foods. ... Source: Theheartysoul.com Fda.gov Chicagotribune.com Pubs.acs.org Previous :Washington Post distressed that defunding Planned Parenthood would cause more ...