The future for plastic
Welcome to the fourth and final instalment of our #plasticfreejuly journey! Today, we’ll explore what the future of plastic looks like and how we can find alternatives.
It’s not always easy to avoid plastic, but you can make a difference by choosing alternative products which are recyclable or made from recycled materials. Whilst this may feel like a small change, if everyone switched their mindset in this way, overtime, it could have a huge impact and help reduce the level of plastic being consumed overall.
Research is being conducted to find a durable and environmentally safe alternative to plastic. While biodegradable plastic is a step in the right direction, it isn’t the best solution as it’s not yet widely available, plus it requires a specific process to be recycled.
- Environmental damage
In reality, plastic hasn’t been around for that long, and it’s only been in recent years that we’ve discovered some of the long term dangers it can present. Things such as, ‘micro plastics’ are becoming increasingly common within our everyday lives, which unfortunately means in the future we will face other threats to the planet and our own health, which are caused by plastic.
One year ago we launched Loop, the first online store delivering products in zero-waste packaging that are cleaned and refilled to be reused, again and again! By introducing a new concept, combined with the traditional milkman model, Loop’s ambition is to replace our single-use packaging with reusable and durable ones, delivered straight to your door.
Thanks for staying tuned for our #plasticfreejuly series! If you want to learn more about this topic, check out the official website at http://www.plasticfreejuly.org and feel free to share your ideas on this topic in the comments below!