I’m not a gum chewer because of issues with my jaw, so I never really thought about how it could impact the environment. I always thought of it in the category of “food” – but then – it isn’t something we swallow and digest, it ends up in the garbage. So – is chewing gum bad for the environment?

Check out this infographic from CustomMade:

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is chewing gum bad for the environment infographic

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

I’m really impressed by the Gummy Bin, a UK invention, where people can dispose of their gum and it gets recycled! How cool is that? Now we just need to bring it over to North America!

I’m also excited to see that there is chicle-based gum out there – readily available! Glee Gum is available in Canada and in US on amazon.com.

Do you chew gum? Would you try a biodegradable brand?


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