What is plastic offsetting? And can it really help to fight the plastic crisis?
Companies are under growing pressure to reduce the amount of plastic they produce and consume, as the plastic waste choking the oceans continue to horrify climate activists, consumers, and the people who have a love for the ocean and marine life. 🐳
For some companies, there is only so much plastic they can realistically remove from their operations for the foreseeable future. While a restaurant or cafe can stop offering customers straws, coffee cup lids, and carrier bags, there are other plastic products that still exist along the way. ❗️
... Here’s where offsetting comes in: Companies can offset their unavoidable plastic waste use by investing in projects that tackle plastic pollution. 😊
One company that we recently spoke to, @sevencleanseas , has removed an estimated 54,000 kg of plastic from the marine environment since launching for corporate events as well as offsets. They organize monthly international coastal clean ups in an attempt to combat the plastic crisis.—@repurpose has kept 3,531,805 lbs of waste out of landfills and counting by creating products created using plant-based resources that fully break down. Their products include a variety of plant fibers, such as corn, beets, wood pulp, cassava, or bamboo. 🌾 ...
There are challenges within offsetting plastic consumption, as there is a huge lack of information on methodologies for measuring plastic footprints, but the plastic offsetting movement is gaining speed, and fast. 💪🏽 What do YOU think? Capture offers carbon offsetting projects for users to invest in—Should we consider adding plastic offsetting projects to the roster? .
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