Boomi was founded in the hopes of transforming the plastic consuming habits of individuals in South East Asia. We agree, it's nearly impossible to live a life without plastic, but it is possible to slowly develop sustainable habits and reduce plastic consumption.
We know what you're thinking - what difference can a toothbrush make? Our mission at Boomi is to develop future generations into environmentally conscious citizens of the world. We hope to instill within each individual the mindset that every little bit of change counts. Every plastic bag foregone at the grocery store, every use of a reusable water bottle, and every plastic toothbrush replaced is a step towards a sustainable lifestyle. Each and every single one of our actions carries consequences, both good and bad.
One product at a time, we strive to shift South East Asia's households towards becoming more environmentally friendly. In the near future, from dental products kitchen products, we are working towards becoming your sustainably conscious one-stop-shop. We hope you will join our journey in making conscious decisions towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
How Bad is Plastic Pollution?
Billions of pounds of plastic can be found in swirling convergences in the oceans making up about 40 percent of the world’s ocean surfaces. The great pacific garbage patch is the largest garbage patch and it is located in the North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California. Currently, the patch is 4.8x the size of Malaysia.
At least 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans every year. It takes nearly 1000 years for plastic to degrade. Therefore, virtually every piece of plastic that has ever been produced still exists today in some shape or form.
Plastic recycling is not the solution. Only 8% of the plastic we throw away is actually recycled. In addition, new plastic is needed to recycle the old plastic. Additionally, recycling plastic is expensive and not cost effective.
Plastic is harmful to humans. Chemicals from plastic can be found in nearly 95% of all bottled waters, many seafood products as well as in human beings, including newborns.