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Transforming the Global Plastic Packaging Market

Transforming the Global Plastic Packaging Market

Besides its widespread versatility, the waste plastic creates is wreaking havoc on the environment at an alarming rate. The situation is already dire, but there are remedies available to not only solve, but also entirely reverse the devastation plastic propagates on the world.

Quick Guide to Reducing Food Waste

Quick Guide to Reducing Food Waste

We live in a world wrapped in plastic. From the whale that recently washed up in the Philippines with nearly 90 pounds of plastic bags in its stomach to reports that plastic has reached the darkest, deepest reaches of the ocean to the tiny fibers accumulating in the fish we eat and even our bodies, plastics just keep piling up.

How is Plastic Used?

How is Plastic Used?

Amongst all plastics, polyolefins are dominant for a few reasons. However, these materials have serious downsides.

Beach Cleanups May Not Be the Perfect Solution for Plastic Pollution, But It Helps

Beach Cleanups May Not Be the Perfect Solution for Plastic Pollution, But It Helps

Every year, tens of thousands of people worldwide volunteer for the Sisyphean chore of picking up trash from beaches. The largest effort is conducted every September by the Ocean Conservancy, which in 30 years of cleanups has collected 300 million pounds and more than 350 types of items.

Plastic Pollution on Marine Wildlife

Plastic Pollution on Marine Wildlife

Thousands of seabirds and sea turtles, seals and other marine mammals are killed each year after ingesting plastic or getting entangled in it.

Plastic: There is Just Too Much of It

Plastic: There is Just Too Much of It

Did you know that plastic isn’t just a problem when it enters the environment as waste? Rather, plastic pollutes at every step of its life, from extraction to production, consumption and finally disposal.

Worldwide Plastic Production and Mismanaged Plastic Waste Statistics

Worldwide Plastic Production and Mismanaged Plastic Waste Statistics

In 1950 the world produced only 2 million tonnes of plastic per year. Since then, annual production has increased nearly 200-fold, reaching 381 million tonnes in 2015. For context, this is roughly equivalent to the mass of two-thirds of the world population.

Contaminated Water and Waterborne Diseases Statistics

Contaminated Water and Waterborne Diseases Statistics

Did you know that poor water sanitation and a lack of safe drinking water take a greater human toll than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction combined?

World’s Oceans Receive Millions of Tonnes of Plastic Debris Every Year

World’s Oceans Receive Millions of Tonnes of Plastic Debris Every Year

Since the ocean is downstream from nearly every terrestrial location, it is the receiving body for much of the plastic waste generated on land.

Plastic Pollution Affects At Least 700 Marine Species

Plastic Pollution Affects At Least 700 Marine Species

The role plastic products play in the daily lives of people all over the world is interminable, but the impact borders on inconceivable.