How to Reduce Plastic Waste at Home

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In this article we discuss how to reduce plastic waste at home. Understandably, in the modern world, this is easier said than done as plastic is all around us, either in the products we use or in the packaging products are housed inside. Becoming completely plastic free is no easy feat, particularly when everyday essentials […]

Is Plastic Harmful to Humans?

Water bottle and BPA make-up

Plastics are rife in the modern world, with demand for the resource only increasing. The global market for plastic products was worth $1.1 trillion in 2016, with a view to grow to $1.2 trillion by 2020 (the largest segment for this being plastics for packaging materials and unlaminated film, accounting for 20% of the total). […]

Are Plastic Straws Banned?

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It is estimated that there are currently 150 million tonnes of plastic circulating our oceans. To put this into perspective, with the average car weighing two tonnes, this is equivalent to 75 million cars. It is only natural, with incredible statistics like this coming to the forefront of public knowledge, that governments have woken up […]

The Plastic Problem

Plastic bottle in sea

The first real synthetic polymer, Bakelite, was invented in 1907 – with mass-production of plastics beginning in the 1940’s. Fast forward to just over 100 years since the introduction of Bakelite and plastic is all around us. Taking into account the age of the planet, 100 years is the blink of an eye relatively speaking. […]