Burning of Coconuts
Burning of organic waste and organic matter is one of the leading causes of air pollution all over the world. When you burn organic matter such as coconut husk and coconut shells, you produce pollutants such as carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and ammonia (NH3). When nitrogen dioxide gets in contact with sunlight, it becomes ozone gas (O3). Nitrogen dioxide and ozone are the major contributors of smog and is a major factor of climate change around the world. Nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide react with rain water generating acids, hence the term acid rain. Apart from all the environmental hazards that burning organic matter produces, air pollution has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory diseases such as asthma. Instead of burning coconut by-products, we at Heartmade Bowls are making a conscious effort to help in reducing air pollution by recycling coconut by-products and transforming them into wonderful works of art that is both artistic and functional.