Easily transition to an eco-friendly lifestyle by using alternatives to everyday products such as paper or reusable take-out bags over plastic bags, paper or reusable straws in place of plastic straws, and biodegradable or compostable plates instead of styrofoam plates.
Being eco-friendly involves using products that do not harm the environment and do not add to pollution. There are many eco-friendly products available today derived from natural materials which are either biodegradable or compostable.
Biodegradable materials can be broken down into natural materials by bacteria or other living organisms, while compostable materials require a specific set of conditions such as temperature and moisture in order to break down. Both processes take time, ranging from months in specialized facilities to years in household composts, but when complete add valuable nutrients back into the soil.