Chewing Gum is Chewing Plastic.
What's It Worth? ...
Did you know that most chewing gum is made from a plastic that comes from oil …
We sometimes just need to freshen up the old pallet. But most chewing gum is made from a thermoplastic polymer - a plastic that comes from oil. As it doesn't biodegrade, it's STICKING around for quite some time.
It's the second highest type of litter. Here in Britain, we spend £150 million per year clearing it from the streets.
There's a couple of plastic free minty fresh options here … click for more info …
There are biodegradable options out there now, some are made from Chicle (gum made from tree sap), it's what chewing gum used to be made of.
Some supermarkets sell them, your local plastic free shop (see map) will probably sell them too, or go online.
Or, freshen your breath with a non-plastic minty product
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Max Points 60.
• 0 Points: If you're still chewing on plastic
• 30 Points: Once you've sampled your first plastic free minty alternative
• 60 Points: Once you've moved on and your days of chewing plastic are behind you
Award yourself Max Points if this isn't applicable to you.
e.g. Max Points for Nappies if you don't have a baby / Max Points for Drive Economically if you don't drive.
Here you'll find some helpful products, services or information that'll help you make the change.