Different projects around the globe, such as production bamboo brushes have sought to progressively replace the presence of plastic in everyday utensils. They are joined by another initiative: the use of avocado seed to create bulbs, forks, spoons and bioplastic knives.
The project arises in Mexico – a native place of the palta – and is developed by the company Biofase. The utensils created from the fruit are composed of 60% biopolymers (from paltera seed) and 40% synthetic organic compounds.
About 240 days lasts the process of degradation of the products. Plastic bulbs, on the other hand, take more than 200 years to decompose.
Another benefit in the Mexican origin initiative is that its production process takes advantage of an agro-industrial waste – without any previous use – as raw material. Biophase founder Scott Munguía had discovered that about 300,000 tons of avocado seeds were dumped annually. Only in Mexico.
«Our products have been referenced by the UN so they make a difference between sustainable biodegradable and biodegradable products by not using any food source,» Biofase Spain Expansion Director Enrique Carracedo told Half the World.
Light bulbs for those who need them
About 400 thousand plastic bulbs are collected a year from the oceans. When they are not extracted from the sea, they roam for dozens, up to hundreds of years. The accumulation of these wastes produce millions of deaths of marine species, according to the Chao Bombillas government campaign.
Even so, light bulbs are useless to certain human groups. «Let’s reserve the light bulbs for those who really need them: seniors, disabled or children,» the campaign created by the Ministry of the Environment says.
In case of use of bulbs, the Ministry points to sustainable variables, such as stainless steel, glass, bamboo, paper, among others.