No, not at all! Seaweed is harvested from seaweed farms, which protect the local environment by creating ecosystems and slowing down costal erosion. Seaweed harvesting is rotated within the farm, with new seaweed constantly being planted, and growing so fast that any seaweed harvested will regrow within a couple of weeks.
FlexSea is home-compostable and designed to be a better alternative when recycling isn’t an option or is very unlikely.However, if it does end up in the recycling stream, the washing cycle of recycling facilities will be enough to degrade FlexSea and avoid any batch contamination.
FlexSea is home compostable, that means you can throw it away in your compost with your food waste, or, if you have it, add it to your local food waste collection bags! In case you do not have a home-compost or a food bin, you can either seek the local collection center for compostables or, in the worst case, throw it in your domestic trash. FlexSea is designed in such a way that even when disposed of in the bad waste streams, it will end up degrading and will not be a problem for the environment!
FlexSea, in its natural form, is a transparent flexible film. However, it can be tailored and customised to accommodate customer needs. FlexSea can be printed and coloured using natural dyes, and can be thermo-sealed for making sachets or lids.
FlexSea’s taste is not very strong and not very defined. It can be best described as having a salty-sweet after taste.
N.B. Whilst FlexSea IS edible, packaging can travel far and not always in pristine health conditions. For this reason, we advise to only consume FlexSea used to package products designed to be eaten in conjunction with their packaging, and only when explicitly mentioned.