Biodegradation is the science behind organic materials (whether naturally existing or recycled) that make them self-destruct. Okay, self-destruction is a layman’s term. Scientifically, they are acted upon by organisms and elements of nature to break down the molecular structure or composition of such products without the influence of an external person or thing. For instance, when you pile up weeded grass on a spot, you’d notice that they’d begin to dry off without you adding herbicide. That process of natural decomposition is called biodegradation. It happens for food, dead animals, and sustainable packaging products.
Recently, biodegradation is gaining grounds and media rounds because of the clamor for sustainable packaging options. Most of the non-degradable products that exist around us today are synthetically manufactured. And thinking about it, you’d notice that most of them find use as packaging for main products. For instance, when doing groceries, you’d most likely have them packed in plastic bags. (Thanks to stores that now make recycled bags available for shopping). Creams, canned foods, fast foods, beverages, water, all come in non-degradable packaging. They largely contribute a great deal to the most contaminating materials in different habitats today, contributing to several billion tons of dirt.
The world is heading for a more difficult future where we have contaminants around us. Some people, firms, organizations, and activists, have taken the issue to different courts and political houses to have a feasible intervention on these large volumes of a global pandemic. Parliamentarians of diverse states and countries have made laws and still make laws to that effect. Biodegradable packaging solutions, also known as sustainable packaging solutions are a good solution to this effect. So, ongoing policies and debates are about passing laws for sustainable packaging to happen.
This solution would:
- Have packaging products/substances naturally degrade without having us worry
- Save different habitats from extinction
- Reduce toxicity in nature and different habitats, and also
- Reduce atmospheric contamination that happens when some of these substances are burned.
That would greatly alleviate nature poisoning and clogging caused by synthetic, non-biodegradable substances. That is a good fight to be involved in. At least, for our future and the future of those coming after us. Some of the popular biodegradable packaging solutions that we have include cornstarch packaging, corrugated wraps, air pillows, paper pulp, and diverse fiber packaging options. Make your stand with eco-friendly packaging.