Mobile accessory BRANDS, RETAILERS, and DISTRIBUTORS collaborating to eliminate landfill waste. CONSUMERS returning phone cases for recycling, composting and co-processing.
Without action, the annual flow of plastic into the ocean will nearly triple by 2040. This is equivilant to 50 Kg of plastic per metre of coastline worldwide.
There are five growing islands of plastic waste floating in the world’s oceans. It’s estimated that these five islands constitute only 5% of plastic in the ocean. The other 95% either sank or has broken down into micro-plastics.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of plastic trash floating halfway between Hawaii and California has grown to approximately 1.6 Million square km. That’s 1.5 times the size of Ontario and more than twice the size of Texas.
Can we fix this?
The circular economy practices a waste free methodology. Once a product has reached the end of its useful life, materials are not discarded in garbage cans; rather they make their way back to manufacturers to be reused to create new products. Materials that can’t be recycled for a new life are put into a “Waste to Energy Program” extracting as much value from the materials as possible while eliminating plastic waste and pollution.