Plastic and paper waste is a global pollution crisis.
We’re leveraging the shift in what it means to be a responsible manufacturer in the 21st century.
Why is it a problem?
Plastic waste is accumulating at an alarming rate. Millions of tons are ending up in landfills and waterways every year. Burning it doesn’t just contaminates human food chain; it also pollutes the air, contributing to the climate crisis.
As a result, companies have begun relying on paper products, which contributes to global deforestation, further contributing to the climate crisis.
18 billion pounds of trash dumped in oceans each year.
That’s enough to cover every foot of coastline around the world with five full trash bags of plastic every year.
25% of plastics are burned annually, releasing dioxins.
Incinerators also waste energy, speed up climate change, and poison the air with dioxins.
Dioxins in the air poison us on the ground.
This family of 70 poisonous chemicals falls into soil, water, crops, and grass, poisoning our food chain.
This has led to 3x deforestation rates.
This loss of trees causes flooding, soil erosion, loss of habitat for millions of species, and climate change.
But wait. What about PLA bioplastics? Don’t they help?
- In a word, no. Apart from being expensive to manufacture, PLA bioplastics are not completely biodegradable.
- Furthermore, a PLA bottle could take 100 to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill — and only if proper degrading conditions are met.
- Finally, there are presently only 113 industrial-grade composting facilities across the U.S that can handle PLA bioplastics.
And paper? That’s an even bigger problem!
- Our forests are being cut down faster than they can grow, due in part to our reliance on paper products.
- This leads to global deforestation, an increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases, and a decrease in atmospheric oxygen.
- Because trees affect the amount of water in the air by helping regulate the water cycle, fewer trees lead to dryer air, which can dry soil and lead to lost crops.
- Apart from contributing to the climate crisis, deforestation further endangers Indigenous peoples, who safeguard 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity.
- It also endangers 80% of the world’s plant and animal life.
That’s why our timing is perfect.
We live in a time of one-touch commodities.
The global pandemic has changed everything. We need to meet the surging demand for disposable products.
Consumers are hyper-conscious.
The dangers of plastic and paper pollution are now well-known.
Global governments are rapidly banning disposable plastic.
This is a megatrend giving us a timely and competitive advantage.
We can offer competitive pricing.
Our innovative technology is both cheaper and better for the environment. It’s a win-win for everyone.