Colombia invents biodegradable dishes that germinate when discarded.
One of the main causes of mortality of marine species is the misuse of plastic, due to the lack of awareness of people, because they do not have a culture of recycling to know where to store it instead of throwing it on the street , on a beach or at the edge of a river. . Pollution of the environment is a problem that concerns all humanity and creates ecological alternatives to reduce the problem, it is a necessity on the planet.
A Colombian company called LifePack has developed a range of biodegradable products that germinate after use. Its products are biodegradable dishes based on corn leaves and pineapple wreaths. Its creators are Claudia Barona and Andrés Benavides.
These dishes are planted, compostable and biodegradable, they are made in the spirit of the philosophy “from terroir to cradle”. These products can be thrown into the soil without being contaminated for composting. Apart from that, they grow plants.
Yes, as if it were a film, Papelyco bears his name and this line of articles that contains a seed and that, when the dish is thrown to the ground, a new plant germinates.
The inventors of these products say that “the idea was to sell containers that generate life, not only in the form of plants, but also work, to the point that 190 women were trained to work in the company”.
This business does not only benefit the environment, it also hires single mothers and women at risk: citizens who need work to improve their quality of life. LifePack has been recognized by the UN for its gender equality.
The company also seeks to produce other types of packaging in the product line, such as:
How it works
After use, the product can be planted in the soil or in a pot and sprout flowers, herbs or other plants, simply remove the layer of biofilm on top and place the dish on the ground. If you decide not to plant it, it will give in 3 weeks.
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