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Seas & Straws Spotlight, Issue #001 -- Environmental Protection During Covid-19
September 25, 2020

In the issue: Environmental protection in times of Covid-19, Are bamboo cups really safe? Did you know that...


how are you doing today?

I don't know about you, but for me as a solopreneur, 2020 has not exactly been a great year so far.

Unfortunately, it hasn't been for the environment either. Covid-19 has destroyed all efforts of environmental protection organizations to ban disposable plastics at a stroke. Rules and decrees, which were already on their way, were paused to prevent the spread of the virus. If anything, we use more disposable plastic now than ever before.

The winner is the plastics industry. The loser is the environment. Because those single-use masks, gloves, and wipes often end up in ditches, on sidewalks, in rivers, lakes, and oceans.

But that does not have to be the case. Don't be intimidated by the plastic industry, which is trying to scare you away from reusable materials. They are just trying to profit from the pandemic.

Listen instead to what independent health experts and doctors say about disposable surgical masks and reusables.

Environmental protection in times of Covid-19

Are bamboo cups really safe?

Do you have a bamboo cup at home? If so, then you are not alone. Bamboo cups are the new hype on the sustainability market. They claim to be plastic-free, reusable, biodegradable, and above all, non-toxic.

However, studies have now proven that the so eco-friendly bamboo cups are far from being harmless - for you AND for the environment.

All just a hoax? Find out what is behind the studies and whether bamboo cups are really as great as you always thought.

Are bamboo cups as safe as you think?

Did you know that ...

... 87% of all travelers believe that ecotourism and sustainable travel is important? 39% say they specifically choose sustainable destinations and eco-friendly hotels.

A good reason to shine the spotlight on hotels that strive to reduce their ecological footprint as much as possible, and of course ban plastic from all their operations. More about this in the next issue. :-)

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