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Consumer Demand For Eco-Friendly Food Products
It seems that there are always "different ends of the spectrum" as to how people see things. Maybe it's been that way throughout time but we are certainly that way today.
When it comes to our food sources, most of what is produced is based on demand...we demand inexpensive food products. The food industry will embrace whatever it takes to deliver on that demand and make a profit!
Science is part of all of this as well...hybrid plants and animals, pesticides and herbicides, antibiotics and fertilizers, all of which have allowed the demand for cheap food products to be met.
I haven't seen this movie in it's entirety but the point of it is that there is another way...a better way.
The EnviroPromo mission is to create demand for promotional products that are made from recycled, organic and sustainable materials. Working within the "system" is far easier than forcing the changes that are necessary.
Single Use Plastic Bag Ban
341 days left!
The Single-Use Plastic Bag may soon be a relic of our past and not soon enough!
Maine and Vermont have recently banned these bags from use, joining only a few other states. The discouraging aspect of bans is that ten states actually have laws in effect that prevent regulation of these bags: Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Wisconsin.Why? Who would want to prevent legislating against Single-Use Plastic Bags but those who sell them!
When I think of countries facing mounting pollution challenges...the largest two are China and India. However, both of these countries have banned Single-Use Plastic Bags. The United States of America needs to embrace what other countries around the world have done...BAN Single-Use Plastic Bags!
The best choice is to use reusable tote bags made from post consumer recycled materials like the RPET Striped Tote Bag.
For a wider selection of Grocery Tote Bags...check out Simply Tote Bags...which is affiliated with EnviroPromo!
Waterway Cleaning Machines
India is cleaning their rivers and lakes with machines they refer to as "Underwater Lawn Mowers". This is certainly a step forward although more debris is being added to those waterways every day...so what's the point?
In the video, you see a lot of vegetation in the water possibly caused by human contamination in the form of sewerage, chemical dumping from factories and "run off" from farms containing fertilizers and pesticides.There's also all kinds of debris...floating downstream from sometimes a hundred miles away!
Like everywhere else...the first step in cleaning our waterways is to stop polluting them in first place. People have been dumping their trash in the rivers for years thinking that it would float downstream and out of mind. These rivers have become so clogged, the trash isn't floating anywhere...thereby becoming the local "dump".
Let's take responsibility for our waterways...if not, the beauty is lost!
Beach Trash Pick-Ups
Initiatives like this are an excellent way for like minded people to help in their communities. So much washes up on the beaches each and every day...before you know it, the beach looks like a landfill!
The trash needs to be picked up but we need to look at why all of this trash ends up in our waters to begin with. Every community needs to take responsibility for looking at this...every community is polluting the earths waters one way or another.
Green Wave Emerges In Europe
Maybe there's hope yet!
The percentages are small but it's a start...people don't like change, especially the older you get. Maybe the older people will give up their memories that endears them to the past and embrace what is best for their grandchildren and great grandchildren.
This is why EnviroPromo was started...to shine light on what is possible! More recycled, organic and sustainable products in the economy.
Let's get the Green Wave going in the USA!