Bioplastic – Is bioplastic the environmental solution for the world?
Will bioplastics save the world? Is bioplastic the environmental solution? Of course it isn’t. But is bioplastic the solution to the packaging problem and the problem around microplastics?
Here is the answer:
Avoid – Reduce – Improve
Um das Verpackungsproblem zu lösen gilt es den Ansatz der „drei Vs“ nachzugehen: Vermeiden – Verringern – Verbessern. Zuerst sollte natürlich so viel wie möglich auf Verpackungen verTo solve the packaging problem, it is important to follow the following approach: Avoid – Reduce – Improve. First, of course, as much packaging as possible should be avoided in order to minimise the negative impact on our planet.
If avoidance is no longer possible, packaging must be reduced. An important measure for this is the switch to reusable systems. By reusing, many resources can be saved. Finally, the next best step is the recycling or upcycling of packaging. This means that the raw materials used are recycled for new production. Upcycling even leads to a material revaluation of the discarded material.
Ist der Einsatz von frischen Rohstoffen schließlich unumgänglich, dann sollte eine ökologische Verbesserung stattfinden. D.h. Rohstoffe mit nachhaltigeren Rohstoffen ausgetauscht. Natürlicher Kunststoff von NaKu ist ein Beispiel dafür. Mit dem Einsatz von nachwachsenden und natürlichen Rohstoffen, werden die CO2-Emissionen im Ve
If the use of fresh raw materials is ultimately unavoidable, then an ecological improvement should take place. That means replacing raw materials with more sustainable raw materials. bioplastic from NaKu is an example of this. By using renewable and natural raw materials, CO2 emissions are reduced compared to plastic or paper. Furthermore, due to the ability to compost, there is no risk of microplastic pollution.
Microplastics have become a very big problem. It enters the environment through many pathways, such as tyre wear or the weathering of plastic waste, and disturbs the ecological balance there. More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the sea every year. Scientists predict that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Once in the sea, it does not disappear. In the meantime, microplastics have already been detected in fish and mussels. Microplastic particles also enter our food via drinking water and food. But also through the air we breathe.
The dangerous thing about microplastics is the increased concentration of pollutants around these particles. These attract pollutants like a magnet. As a result, each person takes in an average of 5g of microplastic particles per week. If they are small enough, they can also enter the cells and the brain. And with them the pollutants.
The solution to the problem has already been mentioned above. However, bioplastics can partly contribute to the reduction of microplastic emissions. NaKu therefore relies entirely on the use of biodegradable plastics, as it is also the responsibility of companies to protect society and our planet from danger.