Volume 5 Issue 2
Effects of Plastic Packaging and Food Wastage
When we talk about the usage of plastic packaging, some people may argue that it’s extremely convenient and cost-effective. However, with the high demand and usage of plastic packaging, plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues. The effects of plastic packaging has shown itself through non-biodegradable impacts, increase in greenhouse gas emissions, and environmental pollution. Moreover, it is difficult to talk about plastic packaging without associating it to food as almost everyone uses plastic packaging for food takeaways. According to a report by the United Nations, approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, in other words 1.3 billion tons of food per year. Zooming into Malaysia, it has been reported that up to 17, 000 tonnes of food waste are recorded on a daily basis. Of this figure, 24% of 4, 005 tonnes are still edible, or in other words - avoidable waste.
With the continuous usage of plastic packaging and the unconscious practice of food wastage, it is expected to cause consequential harm to wildlife, natural terrain, and ecosystems, and can also ultimately impact human health.
How Can You Help Our Environment?
Choosing glass jars over plastic packaging is a simple but effective way to reduce your environmental impact. Glass jars are reusable and easily recyclable, which means they have a much lower impact on the environment than plastic packaging. By opting for glass jars, you're making a commitment to sustainability and reducing your carbon footprint. As these jars are made of glass, they are reusable and can be easily recycled, unlike plastic packaging that often ends up in landfills or the ocean.
By choosing to use glass jars, you can help reduce plastic waste, control food dispensing and reduce food wastage, which in results can reduce your carbon footprint. Hence, if you want to make a positive change, look at long-term sustainability, and help protect our planet, choose glass jars over plastic packaging.
Why Should You Choose Lexngo?
Lexngo is the pioneer in developing eco-friendly lifestyle products. With the "on the go" theme, their wide range of products are mainly made from silicone, a natural element on earth that consists of sand and quartz, which is a safer, more durable and more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic or rubber. With Lexngo, practicing sustainability for the future of our environment can be done easily and cost-effectively as Lexngo incorporates 5R into their product design to promote the ecological concepts - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink, Redesign. Lexngo’s products help to promote minimal environmental impact over the product-life-cycle following through their motto of “Think Reusable, Less Disposable”.
Introducing Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars
Switching to Smart-Pump Glass Jars from plastic packaging is a small change that can have a big impact on the environment.
Benefits of using Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars:
Controlled Dispensing: Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars have a User-friendly ABS Pump Mechanism that can help users control the dispensation of the contents. This feature is especially helpful for products such as condiments, where consumers tend to use more than what they need, leading to food waste.
Freshness and Preservation: Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars come with a PP lid Leak-Proof Silicone Ring that can improve the preservation of the food contents for a longer period of time. This feature can help users maintain the lovely freshness and luscious flavors of their food while slowing down the growth of fungi and bacteria by extending the shelf life of the content by 3X.
Reduction in Plastic Waste: Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars are a great solution to plastic wastage! Given that the Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars are made up of glass, it can easily be reused and recycled which can help lower the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and the ocean.
Economical Solution: Plastic packaging tends to deteriorate more easily over time due to factors, such as exposure to sunlight, heat, and moisture; leading you to purchase new plastic packaging more frequently. However, Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars can be cost-efficient and cost-effective in the long run as it is more durable compared to plastic packaging.
Eco-friendly Materials: Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars is a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic or rubber. It uses eco-friendly materials such as borosilicate glass which have lower environmental impact compared to plastic packaging.
Microwave Safe and Dishwasher Safe: Unlike plastic packaging, Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars are a safer and more convenient option for cleaning, storing and reheating food, compared to plastic packaging which can release harmful chemicals when exposed to high heat.
How Can You Use Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars
Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars are not only a good sustainable and practical option, but it is also versatile and can be used in different interesting ways.
Here are some quirky ideas on using the Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars:
Condiment lover? Use the Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars for storing your favorite condiments, such as ketchup, mayonnaise, and even the aromatic wasabi!
Make your very own DIY spa kit by filling the Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars with bath salts, fragrant essential oils, or homemade body scrubs.
Be a sustainable santa by creating your very own personalized gift using the Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars for gifting others with delicious homemade cookies, granola, or trail mix.
Forget plastic containers and organizers! Instead, be sustainable and use Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars as a way to organize small items, such as beads, buttons, stickers or craft supplies.
On a diet and can’t seem to control your portion? Use Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars for portion control when snacking by filling them with nuts, seeds, granola, or dried fruits!
Enthusiast of tea/coffee? Store your favorite tea leaves/coffee beans and enjoy it whenever you want without worrying about it going bad.
Store your homegrown/store bought herbs such as parsley, basil, thyme, and rosemary with Lexngo Smart-Pump Glass Jars.