A Group Of People From Peru Launched Compostable Plates Made Out Of Banana Leaves

An eco-friendly mindset group of Peruvian launched a project ‘Bio Plant’ to replace the single-use plastic plates with these biodegradable ones and to reduce plastic usage.

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The best thing about this innovative product is its biodegradable life-span. Within two months (less than 60 days) this becomes one with the ground and becomes a natural fertilizer.

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To make this project come to life, the initiators Josué Soto and Rolf Torres Lizárraga, cooperated with the program Innóvate Perú to partially finance it trough their Bio Challenge contest, which was funded by the Ministry of Production.

With this co-finance, they were able to ensure the necessary equipment for the aimed production of 50,000 biodegradable dishes per month.

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They are sharing their knowledge and innovative idea with some local small producers through fair payment and technical assistance training, in order for them to spread this practice and reduce the single-use plastic plates, which take hundreds of years to be biodegradable.

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What’s furthermore exciting about this is the fact that there is no need to cut any banana trees to produce this product.

All they have to do is pick up the leaves that fall from the trees and make better use of them.

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The shapes of the plates vary from rectangular to circle, and they can be used for all types of foods, both liquid, and solid foods. Also, the price is fairly cheap, estimated 100 to 120 soles (US$29.64-35.56) for 100 dishes.

This is not just a very innovative idea and a great alternative for plastic plates, but it is also very eco-friendly and easy to make, so let’s take a lesson in here and act upon it.

Climate Change Signs: How Do We Know?

Our climate is changing around us faster than predicted. From more frequent and extreme storms to unprecedented heatwaves, we’re indeed feeling the impacts of human-caused global warming. The icebergs are melting, various locations are experiencing greater flooding, wildfires are happening more frequently, and so on.

Specifically, scientists have studied past climate changes to understand the factors that can cause the planet to warm or cool. The big ones are changes in solar energy, ocean circulation, volcanic activity as well as the number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Thus, they have each played a role at times. However, human activities are not an exception since it is believed to be main contributors to such increases in average global temperatures

And although we’re all concerned about climate change when it looks like a problem for future generations, we still ask ourselves, ‘will climate change even affect me?’ No matter what we care about, climate change is already affecting our world today. While we still have time to limit the worst impact, we have collected 15 great reasons to start acting now.

These photos illustrate the state of the planet and our climate, as it has changed over the past decade. They reveal how much seriously we must consider the climate change issues!

#1 Climate change weakens forests

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#2 Beach erosion

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#3 Worsening drought

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Study says the current California drought is the worst in 1,200 years. Warmer temperatures are worsening droughts.

#4 Dried forests

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#5 Lonely lagoon

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#6 Flooded villages

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#7 Mass fish death

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#8 Climate change means more floods

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#9 Air pollution

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#10 Disappearing ice cap

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#11 Farmers feel the affects

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#12 Wildfires

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#13 Starving animals

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#14 Melting snow

#15 Hurricanes

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