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  • Writer's pictureIvan Rocha

Bursting the Plastic Bubble

Updated: Mar 8







Between our landfills and oceans, it is estimated that over 43 million tons of plastic waste enter our global environment every year. It's easy to see why; everything is wraped or served in plastic. Our love afair with plastics wouldn't be such an issue if we had a proper and reliable way of disposing them. The problem is we don't.


There are many types of recycling classifications and they are not to be mixed, which complicates the recycling process to a fault. In 2017, the BBC conducted an investigation which reavealed that much of our "recycling" never makes it to recycling plants and was diverted to landfills instead. Some attributed this to the compexity of recycling.


Everyday, the plastics walls that surround us get denser, almost as if encasing us in a plastic container ourselves. A plastic bubble of our own making.


Single-use plastics are a primary contributor to this plastic bubble. At Indy Earth, we recognize this and are excited to provide alternatives to many of those plastics in the food industry though the use of compostable food containers.


What we love about these products is that they don't simply reuse plastics but actually replace them with organic materials. Even recycled plastics can end up in landfills and oceans, but our organic sugar cane bagasse material will decompose back to its fiber form within roughly 90 days.


As for the food vendors, our compostable food containers offer a cost-competitive alternative that is entirely tax deductible, allowing both your accountant and your conscious to rest easy.

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