Delivering food safely is not an option for us, but it is an obligation.
Based on research conducted by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), recycled packaging contain 1.5 million colonies per gram of bacteria, while the commonly used recycled paper packaging for rice averagely weighed about 70-100 grams, which means there are as many as 105-150 million bacteria contained in the packaging.
The content of microorganisms in recycled paper has the highest level compared to other papers. This exceeded the limit allowed, and the chemicals will have negative impact on the human body and potentially lead to various diseases, such as cancer, liver damage, and lymph nodes. In addition, recycled packaging products may also cause disruption to the endocrine and reproductive systems, as well as increase the risk of asthma and the occurrence of gene mutations.
Organic waste, or waste derived from natural materials such as vegetables, fruit peels, and similar materials will decompose within days or weeks, or at least less than a month. Meanwhile, paper waste will decompose within 2 to 6 months.
Regular plastic bags take 10 to 12 years to decompose. Plastic bottle takes much longer. Due to its more complex and thicker polymers, plastic bottles need 20 years to break down. Additionally, the regular styrofoam often used in Indonesia will need 500 years to be completely destroyed.
(source: CNN Indonesia)