I have personally not been much of a chewer, the occasional time here and there and perhaps in school to be like the cool kids.
At the same time, not caring that much for chewing, I have not payed that much attention to gums.. until recently, where a Facebook post prompted me to comment with what I thought were environmental and societal impacts of chewing-gum in order to win some sustainable chewing gum...
"Wait, one moment, what did you just ask me?! Environmental impacts of gum??"
So, having a curious scientist mind, I went on to read.
Here are some impacts I found out about:
If you want to know more, here is a great article on the Ecologist
And a great infographic by Custom Made
Sustainable, environmentally friendly gum does exist - if you really can't resist chewing!
Check online or in your local eco shops, and make sure it is made from sustainable sources.. natural does not automatically mean environmentally friendly!
Or, some actually natural alternatives to chewing gum (healthier as well!)
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