While most businesses are focusing on survival and the essentials to keep the "gears turning" during this time of COVID-19, preparing your business for the future is also important. When the world reopens, the desire to go green will continue to become even more mainstream and expected of everyone, especially major corporations.
A common strategy to clean up the huge amount of waste plastic we currently have littered the world is to turn it into something useful. However, while many products use some post-consumer recycled plastic to be a little greener, it's still relatively rare for a product to be made entirely out of sustainable, recycled materials.
What is Sustainability Sustainability has become the hip word in town for 2020, and it is here to stay. The public is demanding action to protect the planet from single-use plastic, and packaging companies all over the world are answering the call.
We all need to eat, but there is a prodigious amount of waste associated with traditional farming. From the massive amount of land and water it uses, to the pesticides it requires, to harvesting and transporting, it's not exactly what someone would call efficient.
If there's anything we know about pizza boxes, it's that they're square, and they contain a delicious round meal. However, if you're into recycling, then you also know that the grease spots, cheese stains, and sauce spills make pizza boxes nearly impossible to recycle, as the food waste contaminates the process.
There are so many aspects of our lives that utilize plastic that it often fades into the background. We stop noticing it until we realize there's a massive island of our plastic debris in the ocean, and that our waste habits are actively killing marine life around the world.
Food waste is a growing problem in the United States. 50% of all produced food in this country is thrown away and makeup 19% of landfills.