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Is Chewing Gum Harmful to the Environment? [Infographic]

Did you know that chewing gum is the world’s second most common litter after cigarette buds? Or that conventional gum does not biodegrade because it is made from polymers, which are synthetic plastics? Or most importantly, that in 2011, a British scientist invented a sustainable alternative to chewing gum called Rev7? Check out the following infographic and learn why chewing gum is harmful to the environment.

Is Chewing Gum Harmful to the Environment? [Infographic]

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Not-So-Green Gum: Is Chewing Sustainably a Reality?

Not-So-Green Gum: Is Chewing Sustainably a Reality?
Infographic by CustomMade

4 thoughts on “Is Chewing Gum Harmful to the Environment? [Infographic]

    • VasilisM

      I didn’t know either before this infographic. When I was a kid in Greece, we used to chew “mastiha” gum. It’s a natural product made from the resin of a special tree (“mastihodendro”) growing only on the Greek island of Chios. These days “mastiha” is back to fashion. There is even a “mastiha”-flavoured liquor, which is-yeap, you guessed it-a favorite of mine. 🙂

  1. sha

    Well, this is interesting. Chewing gum was banned in Singapore when I was young. It would seem that visitors always remark on this when they come to Singapore but I still remember having chewing gum stuck in my hair, on the lift and on my shoe when walking so I do not really miss it actually but I didn’t realise that it is essentially plastic? Interesting indeed.
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    • VasilisM

      I had no idea either that they are actually plastic. Thank you for finding it interesting. I doubt it if I ever put a chewing gum in my mouth, now that I read all these facts.

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