“Chemicals in plastic can leach out of the plastic and enter into the food and beverages we eat and drink. Some of these chemicals have been linked to health problems such as metabolic disorders (including obesity) and reduced fertility. So, if you are someone who wants to improve your personal health and wellbeing and help stop the plastic pollution, you should start changing your old habits of using plastics for everything you do. This is the right time to end the toxic affair with plastics through starting a non-toxic affair with “green” alternatives”, says Yasantha Randika, a young entrepreneur who started with very little and built a lucrative business through persistence and hard work.
“Eco Products” is a small, eco conscious, ethical business that carefully sources affordable & well-crafted products. Currently, “Eco products” offer a range of eco-friendly & disposable crockery items. They are manufactured using the areca leaf of the arecanut tree. These are widely known as “Kolapath Pigan”. These arecanut leaf plates or Kolapath pigan are made after drying the leaf and pressing it in molds of various sizes with high temperatures to create attractive designs according to demand-requirements. These crockery items are eco friendly, non-toxic, compostable, recyclable & lightweight products which can withstand hot & cold temperatures without deforming. In addition to that, the manufacturing process of such disposable plates is completely color, dye, chemical-free and 100% local. “Eco products” company offers high quality crockery items at affordable prices and provides island wide delivery.
Regardless of who we are, where we live, and what we do, we all have a moral obligation to each other, our future generations, and other species to sustain the planet. Our present choices and actions have huge long-term impacts on future generations. Companies produce based on the demand. So, if we stop buying or using plastics, those products will stop appearing on our shelves and ending up in landfill or in the ocean. A little change in our habits can have a big effect.
Faculty of Arts
University of Peradeniya