Ocean plastic is consistently hitting the headlines as a key issue in our global plastics crisis. Once there it is causing devastating damage to the marine environment and creating a soup of toxic microplastics. It is also harming humanity and other land animals as it is getting into our food chain through fish we eat.
Reduce-reuse-recycle is more than just a catchy mantra, rather it can form the basis of an effective strategy for avoiding plastic waste. For businesses of all sizes, avoiding unnecessary plastics consumption and switching to reusable materials is an important step when working towards an environmentally friendly future.
De Belgische mineraalwaterbottelarij Chaudfontaine heeft het platinum certificaat voor duurzaam watermanagement behaald van de wereldwijde Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). Dit is een certificaat voor duurzaam waterbeheer dat je wereldwijd kan behalen. “De bescherming van onze bronnen en actief samenwerken met stakeholders rond waterbeheer zijn topprioriteiten. We zijn dan ook erg trots dat onze inspanningen en de 590 maatregelen die we de afgelopen jaren genomen hebben nu ook officieel erkend worden”, aldus Achmed Boumrah, directeur van de mineraalwaterbottelarij in Chaudfontaine.
An ambitious textiles project to regenerate the land, economy, and community of the North West
Since the BBC aired Blue Planet 2 in 2017, the conversation around the use of plastics has continued to hit the headlines with increasing regularity and is of growing concern to consumers and governments alike. The UN Environment Programme estimates that plastics constitute “as much as 95 percent of the marine litter found on coastlines, the sea surface, and the ocean floor”. And when it comes to plastics it is packaging which is the biggest culprit, with the UK alone producing over 2 million tonnes of plastic packaging every year. Given the gravity of the global plastics crisis, businesses can no longer assume that unsubstantiated claims, pledges, or pacts around their use of plastic will be enough to secure the public’s trust in their brand. Now more than ever they need to prove the ways in which they are cutting the use of plastic and adopting alternative, compostable, materials through a robust certification process.