This is a call to action. The world has a massive problem – single-use plastics.
Plastic is an amazing material that when used correctly has huge benefits. Commonly we are not using it appropriately and not disposing of it correctly.
Single-use plastic is durable. Something used for minutes (such as takeaway containers / cutlery) will stay around for hundreds of years.
Single-use plastic is tough, but because of that the wildlife with which we share our world can’t cope with it. Plastic pollution can entangle wildlife, can be ingested and block stomachs and intestines, and may carry harmful chemicals. It can break down into small pieces, eventually to microplastics – pieces smaller than 5 mm – that can accumulate up the food chain. Just ingesting one piece of plastic increases a seabird chance of dying by 20%.
We are endangering our world. By 2050 predictions are there will be the more plastic in the ocean than fish.
The single-use plastics takeaways provide are endangering our world.
So what can we do?
The six P’s:
We would like to invite your takeaway business to an online meeting to discuss this issue in more depth. It is the start of a conversation. Please get in touch with us using the form below if you’re interested.
Or if your business IS taking action on this, then we would love to hear from you. Register to become a Plastic Free Champion business.