Humanities largest human waste has a name: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). It is by far the largest of five offshore plastic accumulation zones in our oceans. The GPGP is floating halfway between California and Hawaii. It covers an astonishing 1.6m km2. Let us repeat this number: 1,600,000 km2, or more than six (!) times the size of the UK.
Sadly, more than 2 million tonnes of plastic are estimated to enter the ocean each year. The most likely entry point is via rivers, and more than half of this plastic floats almost perpetually and for eternity. The more rigid plastics show resiliency in the marine environment, allowing them to “travel” over large maritime distances. They persist at the sea surface as they make their way offshore, transported by converging currents and finally accumulating in the patch from which they cannot escape.
They stay in the patch until degraded into tiny microplastics under the effects of sun, waves and marine life. As more and more plastics are discarded into the environment, microplastic concentration in the Pacific will only continue to increase. Sadly.
Plastic in the patch has been measured for decades, observations as well as calculations from subsequent years show that microplastic mass concentration is increasing exponentially! In other words, the input of plastic in the patch is greater than the output.
Unless sources of plastic are mitigated, this number will continue to rise.
We, at Moving Beans, are contributing a little to this mitigation in that we provide a plant-based solution which biodegrades and decomposts fairly quickly once given to waste collection. We pack in amazing coffee to make sure you enjoy your cup of coffee every day, whilst not contributing to the increase of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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In the previous article, we’ve tackled some of the Instagram influencers who loved moving beans’ compostable coffee pods. If you haven’t read the previous one, I’ll give you a quick brief of the amazing product that Moving Beans provide.
Coffee is inarguable tasty and trendy and it has a lot of health benefits however it can sometimes cause pollution to the earth, for aluminum and plastic coffee capsules can take over 500 years before it actually breaks down.
This is why Moving Beans decided to make an innovative product that can both provide great coffee and a safe environment at the same time. Which attracts a lot of influencers who want to share the word with big audiences, and here they are!
Coffee is ultimately and without a doubt, delicious. Coffee can easily grab the heart of anyone, no exceptions. So, it’s not a surprise when even various influencers joined with the hip! Coffee is healthy in all aspects. However, sometimes coffee can bring pollution to the earth, with the aluminum and plastic used by Nespresso.
But don’t panic, Moving Beans’ Compostable Coffee Pods bring the best coffee while preserving the earth! This is one of the tons of reasons why these influencers love Moving Bean’s compostable coffee pods! If you’re ready to find out who they are and what they have to say, I suggest you keep reading!