In today’s world where our primary focus has been on the global spread of the pandemic, we seem to have forgotten another important issue affecting our planet. One that is much longer lasting and that will continue to affect us if we don’t do anything about it. I am talking about taking care of the health of our environment.
The Problem With Plastics
As recyclable and non-recyclable plastics continue to pile up in landfills and our oceans all over the world, we are beginning to see dangerous levels of these plastics and their resulting pollutants seeping into the land and groundwater surrounding those landfills. We have even found plastics in the deepest depths of the ocean which shows just how severe this problem really is. We need a solution to this plastic problem and we need it soon.
While many people instantly think of those single-use plastic water bottles and plastic grocery store bags when they hear about the global plastic waste issue and are quick to blame it on consumerism, it is, in fact, a problem of large manufacturers and other businesses all over the world.
Manufacturing businesses, supermarkets, and large retail brands are among the biggest contributors to the global plastic problem. Our push for convenience and demand for lower prices has led us to a throwaway culture and now we’re paying the true price. We’re pushing our environment to the limit. If businesses control the amount of plastic waste and single use plastic they use, we can reduce the world’s plastic pollution problem by more than half.
This is where a push towards a real circular economy in which every aspect of the growing, manufacturing, and consumption stages work in unison.
The Solution To The Plastic Problem
Asset Facilities believes in a circular economy and sees a future where manufacturing doesn’t rely on plastics or bioplastics. Instead, Asset Facilities recommends using 100% organic, naturally biodegradable alternatives made of organic waste husk materials. These are not bioplastics and they don’t require an industrial process to break them down and will not contaminate plastics if mixed in during recycling.
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To learn more about how we can break our reliance on plastics and other harmful materials, contact Asset Facilities and speak with someone who can answer any questions you might have.
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