Did you know that chewing gum is one of the biggest litter issues after cigarette butts?
The main ingredient in modern chewing gum is polyisobutylene, a synthetic rubber derived from crude oil, and it is not degradable.
When throwing away a chewing gum, don’t expect it to just disappear. It will stay there forever, if not taken away to end up in the ocean or eaten by animals.
If you really feel the need to chew, why not try one these more sustainable alternatives?
Chicza gum is 100% natural and organic certified gum from the Chicozapote tree in the Mayan forest.
For a fresh breath, you can just chew mint leaves, cloves or cardamom pods.
You can also choose mints, but make sure to find ones without plastic packaging to avoid waste (it’s not easy!)
Surely one of these options will work for you!
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