Garden pots: It’s time to ditch the disposable plastic
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A garden pot is one of the most popular pieces of gardening gear in the world.
It’s a staple in homes and restaurants, and is so ubiquitous it’s been used in movies like “The Simpsons” and “Wicked” as well as the 2014 “Halloween” film.
The problem with that disposable nature, though, is that it’s also one of our most environmentally harmful.
In a study published last year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that garden pots contain over a million times more greenhouse gases than typical plastic bottles.
As a result, the authors of the study recommend replacing them with something a little more environmentally friendly.
The best option for gardeners?
A disposable water bottle.
The worst option?
A plastic water bottle that contains over 10 times more plastic than a garden pot.
Read more Read the study.
It looked at the effects of carbon emissions and greenhouse gas emissions from the production of a variety of products from water bottles to plastic bottles and garden products.
As you might imagine, it found that disposable bottles are responsible for about 90 percent of the greenhouse gas pollution.
“It is very clear that we need to get the message out that we are not going to be producing and selling plastic anymore,” lead researcher, Sarah Riggs, said in a statement.
“We need to move away from disposable packaging and start building reusable products, as this will reduce our greenhouse gas footprint and create jobs and economic opportunity for people who are already living in cities and need to live in the countryside.”
Riggs and her team were able to isolate carbon emissions from a wide range of plastic products, including garden pots.
It found that a plastic bottle emits more carbon dioxide than any other product.
And, as we all know, the less you use the more carbon you emit.
If you’re planning on going to a party, get your garden pot for the party.
As long as you put it in the garage, don’t worry about your plastic pot not going into the recycling bin.
“The only way to make the world a better place is to produce and sell reusable products that don’t emit as much greenhouse gases as disposable products,” Riggs said.
“And if you don’t want to go that route, then the best way to produce reusable products is to reduce your greenhouse gas impact.”
So, if you want to buy a garden ornaments, take the plastic bottle out of the garage and buy a new one.
That will save you $2.50 and a lot of greenhouse gas.
If you want something a bit more environmentally sustainable, look to reusable garden containers.
They’ll save you about $20 a year and, as of 2017, are on the rise.
It makes sense, then, to buy more garden pots and make them reusable.
But don’t forget that plastic water bottles are also the cause of some of the biggest plastic pollution.
Read our guide to plastic waterbottles for more on that.
Read the full study here.
A garden pot is one of the most popular pieces of gardening gear in the world.It’s a staple in homes…