Tag: plastic pollution
The company seems to be aiming to clean up its act somewhat this year with the introduction of a 13.2-ounce bottle made with 100-percent recycled PET (rPET) plastic.
China is one of the world's biggest users of single-use plastic and in 2010, produced 60 million tonnes of plastic waste.
“To be effective, the measure requires the support of citizens … to transform our consumption habits and strive towards more sustainable lifestyles.”
"The world's top polluting corporations claim to be working hard to solve plastic pollution, but instead they are continuing to pump out harmful single-use plastic packaging."
Researchers continue to find new information about how widespread plastic pollution has become, but also how we can help stem the tide.
"The U.S. has a relatively robust waste infrastructure, yet an estimated five times as much plastic pollution entered the oceans in 2016 than in 2010."
As the movement against glitter brings awareness about microplastics, Morrisons, Waitrose and John Lewis' store brand holiday products will be glitter-free for 2020.
Knowing how much plastic sinks to the ocean floor is an important addition to our understanding of the plastic pollution crisis.
“The faster we can make the enzymes, the quicker we can break down the plastic, and the more commercially viable it will be.”