On June 5th, people around the globe celebrate World Environment Day and this year the focus is #BeatPlasticPollution.
The world is being inundated by plastic. More than 400 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year, half of which are designed to be used only once. Of that, less than 10 per cent is recycled. An estimated 19-23 million tonnes end up in lakes, rivers, and seas. Today, plastic clogs our landfills, leaches into the ocean and is combusted into toxic smoke, making it one of the gravest threats to the planet.
Not only that, what is less known is that microplastics find their way into the food we eat, the water we drink and even the air we breathe. Many plastic products contain hazardous additives, which may pose a threat to our health.
For us at Archroma, a leading global provider of specialty chemicals, this day holds special significance as we strive to transform the paper industry into a more sustainable and eco-friendlier sector. With our unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility, we aim to drive positive change and inspire others to join us in protecting our planet for future generations.
That is why we are proud to have launched several solutions with the singular purpose of reducing plastic use and move towards a plastic-free future.
PACK IT CLEAN is our barrier system for paper-based food packaging that:
✅ Provides a sustainable alternative to plastic packaging
✅ Facilitates compostability, reducing waste and supporting a circular economy.
Find out more here: PACK IT CLEAN - Archroma
Cartaseal® SCR is our barrier solution that for cup stock and molded fiber that:
✅ Offers an alternative to plastic coatings
✅ Aids increased capability for compostability, repulpability and recycling since the coating will break during the recycling process
Find out more here: Cartaseal® VWAF - Archroma
This World Environment Day, let us unite in our resolve to combat plastic pollution, embrace sustainable alternatives, and pave the way for a greener, cleaner, and healthier planet. Together, we can turn the tide and create a future where plastic pollution is nothing but a distant memory.
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