Exploring the Health and Environmental Benefits
In today's world, making eco-conscious choices is more critical than ever. In a single year, the average Aussie discards 130 kilograms of plastic. At Seed & Sprout, we're on a mission to reduce plastic waste and explore sustainable alternatives that make a true difference.
The Health Impact of Plastic
Plastics have become an integral part of our daily lives, however, it is crucial to consider how plastics impact our health. Multiple studies now indicate that plastic pollution poses risks to our well-being as well as the health of our environment.
Microplastics: These tiny pieces of plastic, less than five millimeters long, have now been found inside the human body and the full impacts are yet to be realised. Tiny plastic particles can originate from our clothes, our plastic food containers and even our personal care products.
Chemicals: Plastics are made using toxic chemicals that can leach into our food. There is mounting evidence that plastic additives can be carcinogenic (cancer-causing), hormone disruptors, and toxic to human health.
The more informed we are, the better decisions we can make for ourselves and our families. Reducing our reliance on plastics also reduces our exposure to microplastics and the harsh chemicals used to make them.
Silicone Food Containers: A Step Towards Sustainability?
Reducing plastic waste isn't limited to glass.