The Carbon and Water Cycles are the support systems for the Earth and are, unsurprisingly, at the heart of everything. As they are the basis for everything, it’s important that they are running at the highest level of efficiency, which they are. Actually, let’s rephrase. They were running at the highest level of efficiency, before humans had their input. Now they’re struggling.
Hang on- in relation to what? Well we all know that card and paper for example are naturally biodegradable as they are compostable. But products now are shifting to using biodegradable plastic. This is where the term ‘biodegradable’ gets a bit messy. So let’s ask, is biodegradable plastic better than the conventional plastic?
Our answer in short, is no.
It’s quite clear to anyone that knows us, and to those who’ve read our ‘Plastic Free Coffee‘ blog post, that we love our coffee! However, we do like to start and end the day with a cup of tea, so it’s important to us that we use a plastic free option. There are so many tea brands out there, that finding one that you like can be challenging, let alone the flavours that you prefer! And, with our parents being quite fussy with their tea, we also had this challenge.
Plastic is a growing issue that is slowly getting more and more well known. We are all aware of the pictures on social media of sea life becoming entangled in fishing nets, and being suffocated by plastic bags, but what else does plastic impact; and why was it allowed to get to this stage? Well if you’re like we were, you may not know a great deal!
That was, until we wrote our book.
When we think about it, ‘milk’ is a really crucial part of food plans. There is so much it’s used for, with its desirable properties- thickening sauces, masking chilli flavours, sweetening dishes, perfect to add to cereal, adding flavour to tea and coffee… the list goes on.
Yes, you’ve read that right! PLASTIC FREE COFFEE!
Anyone who knows us, is aware of just how much we love our coffee- we can’t go a day without it (yes we’re aware that means we probably have an addiction!). So as you can imagine, we get through a lot. Now that’s a lot of plastic.
We love to watch ‘What I eat in a day’ videos, as we are always looking for new recipes to inspire us. Knowing what fruit and veg are in season means that there is an abundance of flavourful ingredients, adding that little something to our meals- but we need the recipes to go with them! Continue reading “What We Ate Wednesday 18.09.19”
When you think of South America, what do you think of? For us, it’s the Amazon Rainforest. Millions of miles, home to billions of trees and animals; full of colours, all different sizes, all calling this place their home.