We Are Trying To Use Less Plastic Are You?

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If you have ever watched a nature programme or taken a walk on beach I am sure you must be aware that more and more plastic bottles and general plastic waste seems to keep rasing its ugly head.

This omnipresent problem is a massive hazard towards both land and marine life such as coastal birds, nesting turtles, whales and other sea mammals. The problem even extends to what seem to be island paradises in the middle of vast oceans, as they too become just dumping grounds for the worlds discarded plastic bottles and waste. 

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Did You Know?

  • Plastic bags are petroleum based and do not biodegrade.
  • Sea turtles and other marine creatures mistake plastics and other garbage as food (such as jellyfish) and ingest it. This mistake causes blockages within their digestive system and eventual death.​
  • Plastic toxins end up in fish, which end up on our plates, which end up inside our bodies.
  • ​According to the US EPA, Americans use more than 380 billion plastic bags and wraps each year. It takes 12 million barrels of oil to produce this many bags.  Worldwide, as many as one trillion plastic bags are used each year. This equates to 100 million barrels of oil!
  • ​​Less than 5% of the worlds plastic is recycled!

​Our New Biodegradable Bags

Here at Vitalherbs we have not been doing our best to help with the issue of plastic polution and recycling. Our old bags were made of a combination of plastic and foil which not only was adding to the worlds growing plastic crisis, but they were also virtualy impossible to recycle.

So now to do our bit and become a slightly more eco friendly company, you may of noticed we have switched over to paper bags with a little bio logo in the corner. These new bags are 100% biodegradable and can even be put into your compost heap, they are made from a combination of kraft paper, cellulose and a air tight film made from starch.

We hope that you find these bags as functional as there plastic predecessors, but also like us you can sleep a little easier knowing that you did a little something for the planet regardless of how small the gesture seems. 

Maybe if we all keep making these tiny little gestures of kindness to our planet, eventually it will turn into something huge enough to change our current trajectory. We can but try. Have you recycled today??

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Neal has had long running relationship with Daoism and its health related practices including Chi Gung, Meditation and a interest in its methods of using herbs and food to generate health. He hopes his passion will rub off on you in a positive way.

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