Helping businesses navigate the Oceans of Plastic
The global worries about plastic pollution have reached high limits in the most recent years, with our oceans being one of the environmental concerns. According to a report written by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050*. This is a worrying statistic that underscores the urgent need for action, so as a responsible environmental business, it is important for us to acknowledge the role we play in this topic and take proactive measures to inform audiences. In this article, we will explore the concept of “Oceans of Plastic Day” and discuss how businesses can prevent their plastic waste from ending up in the sea.
Oceans of Plastic Day draws attention to the impact that plastic pollution has on our waters; it serves as a reminder that the choices we make as businesses and individuals can directly contribute to the dangers of our planet. It encourages reflection on what we consume, dispose of and promotes a passionate commitment to reducing plastic waste.
Businesses can play a crucial role in adopting responsible practices and implementing sustainable materials, so here are some steps that your business can take to prevent plastic waste from entering our oceans:
- Reduce the use of single-use plastics within your operations. Within your business, encourage reusable alternatives for packaging and general office use. By making these simple changes, your business can reduce its plastic footprint.
- Establish recycling programmes within your company and educate employees about the importance of waste disposal and the effects it can have if not performed effectively.
- At every opportunity, choose sustainable packaging, explore innovative packaging solutions, and opt for eco-friendly packaging materials that are biodegradable and easily recyclable.
Oceans of Plastic Day serves as a reminder that our oceans are in danger and need urgent action to address the plastic pollution crisis. We all have a responsibility to be a part of the solution, and by choosing an Intrinsic Paper Straw to further display your environmental efforts to your customers you are contributing to a healthier planet.