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“Everyday Products Without Everyday Waste” is the catch phrase for the first compostable cell phone case company, Pela. Made of a compostable “bio plastic elastomer” and flax straw materials, their products come in a variety of styles and can be composted safely in at-home composting, city composting, or can be shipped back to the Pela Cycle program for the company to recycle and create a new generation of Pela products! Pela is 100% transparent about their carbon footprint and how they actively work towards offsetting those carbon emissions to be Climate Neutral Certified. On average, Pela products use 30% less carbon emissions, 34% less water usage, and 80% less waste production compared to typical plastic products.
Typical confetti for weddings or children’s parties is often made out of plastic, which means it never biodegrades and just ends up polluting our environment. Save the planet by making your own biodegradable confetti! Pressed flower petals, dried lavender, or bird seeds are all great sustainable alternatives to typical confetti. If you are in the true DIY spirit, go scavenging for fallen leaves and use a hole puncher with a design of your choice to create your own confetti from the earth! No time for a DIY project? Check out Ecofetti, a biodegradable and water-soluble confetti company that comes in a variety of colors and is good for the planet.
Plastic wrap was originally introduced in a lab in the 1930s and was used to as lining for military boots and planes. Beyond not being biodegradable, plastic emits harmful chemicals, especially when mixed with high temperatures, and should not be around food you consume. Beeswax wraps are a great plastic wrap alternative that will keep your food protected and fresh longer while being safer for the planet. Cut some old fabric sized to your desired need, cover the fabric with beeswax pellets or grated beeswax, and then use an iron or an oven as a heat source to melt the beeswax onto the fabric. These wraps can be used multiple times, and when they no longer stick, just add more beeswax!