On any event like public outings, music concerts, marathons, and sporting events many people gathered together and then plastic gets consume in a large amount.
As we know the bad impact of plastic on the environment, companies are trying to find out the best possible solution to it. The London Marathon, that took place on April 28th, did something commendable: Runners were given edible seaweed pouches instead of plastic bottles and cups with water.
Here we explain the unique step taken by the authority.
What we see after any event:
According to experts, after 6 decades of plastic existence, we have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic items. Thousands of people who come in musical, sports, or any other event are the major consumers of disposable plastic bottles and cups, and, sadly, not all the trash gets properly recycled.
The picture of the London Marathon in 2009 says everything when the streets were full of empty bottles. Until recently, the London Marathon used about 900,000 plastic bottles for runners and guests with water, but things have changed this time.
This year the London Marathon organizers handed runners edible water pouches, which helped them avoid using 200,000 plastic bottles.
In 2019, the marathon partnered with Skipping Rock Lab Ltd., the company that is known for producing edible seaweed pouches called Ooho. The pouches are 100% green and, if not used or eaten right away, they biodegrade in nature in 4, 6 weeks.
This time the event organizers replaced 200,000 plastic bottles with these seaweed pouches, they promise for the 700,000 plastic bottles that were still handed to runners would be collected and recycled into new plastic bottles. Before the London Marathon, this new technology used during some other sporting events, like the Vitality Big Half that took place on March 10th in London, and some other marathons.
Specialists at Skipping Rock Lab Ltd. make sure that everything is good for people when they use these pouches, they remove the taste, color, and odor from the seaweed and produce a thin but strong membrane that can hold a wide range of drinks and liquid substances.
They use that kind of equipment that allowed organizers to pack the drinks they wanted just before the event and give people fresh, tasty, and 100% eco-friendly products. People can easily eat or throw this seaweed capsule in nature where it will quickly dissolve with no harm to the environment. Isn’t that amazing?
Skipping Rocks Lab Ltd. future plan is to produce biodegradable nets for fruit and veggies, heat sealable films for powders and dry foods. When we are facing the problem of plastic pollution it is a hope to find a natural solution. And these green inventions are the greatest hope for future generations.
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