WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO US?
This is the crucial question. Why is it better for the earth to use non petroleum-based
products? The answer comes in two relatively simple parts:
1) Eco-Products are made from renewable resources like corn and sugarcane, not
petroleum. Petroleum is a fossil fuel and is not a renewable resource – this means that we will eventually run out.
2) Eco-Products are compostable. This means that, if disposed of properly, they will
return to their natural state as a nutrient rich material, thus diverting waste from our
Taken together, these two statements provide the basis for the phrase, “plants to products to plants”. These products begin as plants, are formed into high quality, reliable products, and then return to their original state as plant material.
No petroleum-based product can ever make this claim.