RECYCLING IS ESSENTIAL
The best way to limit the plastic waste that you create and to prevent rubbish from going to landfill is to avoid, then reuse and finally recycle. Compost, upcycle and pickup litter.
MILLION TONS PRODUCED
Estimated global plastics production.
RECYCLED GLOBALLYEstimated global recycling rate.
MILLION TONS INTO OCEANS
Every year, every increasing amount of plastics, pellets, bottles, packaging is carried by wind and waterways into our Oceans.
MATERIALS AND GLOBAL HEALTH
Studies have shown detectable levels of hormone disrupting BPA in urine of 95% of the adult population in the U.S. BPA is a plasticiser often found in bottled water.
A research has found 212 substances, including dioxins, flame retardants and known carcinogens in the blood of new-born babies, who had been contaminated while in the womb. Tests from China to America to Europe have discovered industrial toxins in the breast milk of nursing mothers. Groundbreaking Australian research has found that even when dead and buried, people re-release their toxins back into groundwater and the environment, giving them back to future generations. It makes sense to build sustainable society from sustainable materials.
From extraction, with 9500 oil tanker spills and counting, to end use, with every square km of ocean hosting over 100,000 pieces of floating plastic, it is a big.
It is estimated that plastics use releases at least 100 million tons, and maybe as much as 500 million tons, of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.
UNEP estimates 4.9 million people die and 86 million are disabled yearly by chemicals directly making it one of the world’s leading causes of death.
CLOSED LOOP DESIGN
We are starting with biodegradable resource instead of oil. Material can be cycled up to 9 times. Biodegradability is there if goods are discarded by accident
Cellulose is one of the most abundant biopolymers on the planet. Production of which sequesters CO2, creating O2 as a byproduct.
FOOD SAFE MATERIALS
Arboform and Arboblend are both EU and FDA food safe, free from BPA. It is a really optimal choice for anything that comes into food or body contact.