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Future of plastic, a long road ahead
Plastic packaging is an integral part of our daily lives and is ubiquitously found in increasing amounts worldwide. However, plastic waste is choking the landfills, polluting our oceans and adversely affecting our environment. Especially, the pollution from the usage of single-use virgin plastic is skyrocketing without any constraints on production. Global research conducted by Pewtrusts.org says that if no action is taken to deal with this issue, then twice as much single-use virgin plastic will be produced and four times more plastic could flow into our oceans by 2040. To give you a staggering statistic, only 9% of plastic gets recycled and 91% ends up polluting our environment.
Many FMCG giants are in the spotlight to curb plastic packaging and move towards a more sustainable solution. This also includes the healthcare and supplement industry which are the top contributors to the world’s plastic pollution, 25% of the total healthcare waste is attributed to plastic. To address this critical point in time, brands are rethinking packaging by reducing and subsequently eradicating the use of virgin plastic. Recently, more than 70 international brands have called out for a new UN treaty to cut plastic production, the joint statement has signatories including Unilever and Nestle, which sell a myriad of products in single-use virgin plastic from shampoo to chocolate bars, as well as retailer Walmart and French bank BNP Paribas.
The pressure mounts on the firms to understand the importance of achieving meaningful change when it comes to sustainable goals and Shieldler wants to act as a catalyst to the solution. We are leading the sustainable plastic revolution and restoring the balance between people and the planet through our innovative material engineering programs. Shieldler will empower you to safely eliminate single-use virgin plastic and take a step towards a sustainable solution.
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