By now even the stones know it: polystyrene is killing us all and devastating the environment. It is a derivative of petroleum, it is not renewable, it is not biodegradable, it takes thousands of years for it to disintegrate. And in order not to miss anything, it also eliminates the fauna, which ingests its particles.
It is logical that the future is far from rosy: within 30 years, 99% of the birds on this planet will have plastic in their bodies.
Good, right? Yet man continues to throw away more than 14 million (FOURTEEN MILLION) tons per year. It is not easy to find alternatives.
The world industrial system will have to make gigantic efforts, or succumb to the excessive costs of the fallout that the world will have due to pollution and climate change.
Some companies, albeit within a framework of uneven choices, they are trying to reduce their environmental impact. On the subject of objects for the body there are for example some rather effective and innovative solutions. Designer Mi Zhou launched Soapack, a collection of sustainable shampoos that have their own soap packaging.
Often personal care products are sold in plastic packages that will not be needed after a few days, from face creams to hair gels.
Soapack solves the problem: its packages are made of soap, so they can melt after finishing their content.
Each bottle of Soapack is made of vegetable oil based soap mixed with mineral pigments, plants and flowers. Processed in ways similar to those of ceramics, the packages are then made from molds, and finally covered with beeswax to waterproof them.
The design is inspired by the classic perfume packages of the last century, with pastel colors and sinuous shapes: I find them of unparalleled beauty, and they could revolutionize the entire industry in the sector.
Source: Mi Zhou Design