Five Companies Poised To Tackle The Plastic Crisis

Tackling the plastic crisis
Plastic is the current super villain in the global sustainability war. And people are sitting up and starting to take action.

  • Just a few weeks ago, France announced plans to set penalties on products packaged in non-recyclable plastic – a huge move in the fight to reduce single use plastic
  • Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic countrywide by 2022. This has been kicked off with an immediate ban in urban Delhi
  • Morocco was the second highest largest plastic bag consumer, behind the United States. Well, not anymore. The government has now banned plastic bags of all types, focusing not just on the use of plastic bags, but also the presence and productions of bags in Morocco

In the face of any great challenge, comes infinite opportunities for innovation to overcome it. Global sustainability and the ‘Plastic Crisis’ is no different. At the start of the year, we wrote about five amazing companies taking an innovative approach to waste. We thought it was time to revisit what the world has been doing to vanquish the plastic villian!

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Nonsensical // AMSR, the problem with sorry, how the mighty fall and more…

Non-Sensical is making a comeback! And we’re so happy about it. To start us off, the team have all selected an article that has tickled their creative, intellectual, curious or problem solving brain.

So dive in, roll around, stimulate those brain cells and let us know what you think!
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Five Companies Converting Waste into Innovation

plastic beach whale
Let’s set the scene. We currently live in a world where nearly 1/3rd of all food produced is wasted (that’s 1.3 billion tonnes according to the FAO) and 6 billion tonnes of plastic has been created since the 1950s (with around 79% ending up in landfill or elsewhere in the environment – compared to just 9% that’s recycled). It’s safe to say we live in a Waste Economy; Make, Use, Dispose. Continue reading “Five Companies Converting Waste into Innovation”