The Amazon Rainforest is burning, and so is other forests in different parts of the world due to human greed. Environmentalists, politicians, and ordinary citizens alike are worried that these forests, which is known to be the Earth’s lungs, will one day be reduced to nothing.
The oceans and the sea are also polluted by humans at the expense of various sea creatures’ life and safety. These things that are happening in the environment, and more, are what constitutes global warming and climate change.
People’s awareness about Climate Change, and partly because they see and experience it first hand, promoted action that will help the Earth heal, while at the same time reduce waste production. One of the most common efforts is through the use of eco-friendly alternatives.
Honeycomb packages or packaging, stainless steel straws, shampoo bars and other more natural alternatives (like paper and glass packaging) are slowly hitting the market more and more. Ordinary consumers and businesses alike are seeing the need to make the shift.
Why the shift to eco-friendly materials?
As mentioned, people’s awareness about the sad reality of Global Warming and Climate Change is the driving force for such change. But, this is also made possible because alternative materials have been made available and more and more affordable.
Technology and development might be one of the reasons why the planet is experiencing such unfortunate destruction and changes, but when used properly, it can also be a contributing factor for positive change.
Decades ago, no one can imagine using a straw made of stainless steel or even paper, but it is fast becoming an alternative and a choice for most consumers.
How will you or your business benefit from the shift?
A single person shifting to eco-friendly choices might not have a huge impact, but they can influence others to do so. Personally, going for eco-friendly solutions might not directly impact you. But the feeling that you are doing something good for the planet, without actually having to compromise your comfort and convenience is a good trade.
Businesses are also joining the cause because alternative materials have been made available and more affordable than before. Ditching plastic wraps and Styrofoam for honeycomb packaging is a move that more and more business, both big and small, are making.
Because more people are aware of the need for such change, knowing that big companies are doing their share for a positive change is a marketing strategy in itself. In addition, because huge businesses often produce massive waste which contributes more to the planet’s destruction, shifting to eco-friendly alternatives can immediately help make a huge difference.
Is it worth it?
The effects of Climate Change did not happen overnight. It is a product of decades’ worth of innovation, evolution, and destruction to the Earth. So, it would be safe to say that the changes in your actions will not immediately be witnessed or might not even be felt until the next generation.
But is it worth it? It definitely is. It gives people the chance to right what is wrong without having to give up human development and evolution.
Do your part and contribute to the change in your own little way. Making the shift might not be easy, but it is possible.