Are Cellopore sachets sustainable?
Think about the following.
- Cellopore sachets produce clean, safe food and drink from almost any water supply.
- They are made in hygienic factory conditions then transported to where they are needed. However, transporting the dry, lightweight sachets takes far less energy than transporting water.
- The sachets are hygienic, as they are simple and self-contained.
- They make it easy to produce the correct composition of rehydrated food and self-treatment is possible.
- The sachets are compostable/biodegradable.
- The energy in the packaging and sachets can be recovered by burning (although this creates emissions into the atmosphere).
- The availability of sachets depends on governments and relief agencies being willing to pay for them, and to organise quick and efficient distribution.