4 Ways to Lead a Sustainable and Eco- friendly Life With Beco
Small steps, big impact
More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year, 50% of which are single-use
items such as straws, blenders, coffee cups, and shopping bags. According to the Plastic
Ocean Foundation, 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year, half of which is
thrown away after one use.
And since only a small percentage of plastic is recycled, 75% of plastic ends up in waste,
polluting landfills and oceans. In particular, plastic that ends up in a landfill can take
hundreds of years to decompose, release toxic chemicals into the environment when
exposed to heat, and even be blown into nearby water bodies by the wind. Single-use
plastics also have such low recycling rates that most of them end up polluting the
environment, animals, and people with endocrine-disrupting chemicals and microplastics in
the water. While recycling can help reduce the amount of waste in landfills, waterways, and
ecosystems, most municipal governments can only recycle a few types of plastic.
Tips to Lead an Eco-friendly and Sustainable Lifestyle
We need to stop ocean pollution and plastic waste at the source, which also means
changing our behaviour and finding eco-friendly alternatives to plastic. Here are our tips for
reducing plastic consumption and eliminating single-use plastic in everyday life. Carrying
reusable bags, bamboo toothbrushes and biodegradable garbage bags is a great way to
avoid single-use plastic in our daily lives.
For example, our eco-friendly products, such as the bamboo-based kitchen reusable towel,
are made from 100% organic bamboo extract. It is a strong material and completely
The average person uses about a pound of plastic bags a year. The usefulness of these
thin, tear-resistant bags is minimal, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency,
up to a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year. While some plastics can be
recycled, many end up clogging waterways and ecosystems. Using biodegradable garbage
bags can help further reduce this plastic footprint while also being cost-effective as it
eliminates plastic bag fines.
Once you start using eco-friendly garbage bags, you will realize that reducing your plastic
footprint is easier than you thought. While reducing the use of plastic may seem
overwhelming, it starts from unlearning and changing our individual practices. Replace
single-use plastic sandwich bags with reusable plastic, glass, and stainless-steel containers.
Or consider switching to eco-friendly waste disposable bags that are 100% compostable,
so they decompose naturally. Bring your reusable containers like cans to get rid of plastic.
Some highlights of biodegradable garbage bags:
- Completely odourless
- Made of corn starch and other natural extracts
At Beco, we also offer bamboo facial tissue as eco-friendly napkins. This can be used for
different purposes to absorb moisture and fluids. Tissue is a day-to-day product that can’t be
Sustainable living is the key to creating a healthy and habitable future. Beco cares about this
vision and has released a wide range of home products that promote an eco-friendly life.
Once you look at eco-friendly alternatives to plastic, you can eliminate all illnesses and
diseases that come from the prolonged use of plastic. Using eco-friendly products will
improve your quality of life and ensure the safety of the planet too.