An estimated 1.3 billion tones of plastic is destined for our environment – both on land and in the ocean – by 2040, unless worldwide action is taken. That’s according to Dr. Costas Velis from the University of Leeds who said the number was “staggering” but that we had “the technology and the opportunity to stem the tide”.
Plastic is polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans, harming wildlife, and generating micro plastics in the water we use and drink. Every year, Canadians throw away 3 million tones of plastic waste, only 9% of which is recycled, meaning the vast majority of plastics end up in landfills and about 29,000 tones finds its way into our natural environment. At Ecorite we are committed to a better future using sustainable materials. We support all government’s efforts to ban certain single-use and hard-to-recycle plastics and we offer a wide variety of sustainable packaging options for many special uses in the promotional products industry. Please visit our website at www.ecorite.com and see for yourself.
1) “Plastic pollution to weigh 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040”, BBC News, 16 July 2019, (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53521001)
2) “Canada one-step closer to zero plastic waste by 2030”, Government of Canada, 07 Oct, 2020, (https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2020/10/canada-one-step- closer-to-zero-plastic-waste-by-2030.html)