blame corporations, not people

by:Homkey Packaging     2020-10-15
On World Environment Day, thousands of people participated in the latest global clean-up operation to \"control Plastic Pollution \".
\"According to the United Nations Environment Programme, about 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year, killing marine life and entering the human food chain.
Now that the whole world is aware that plastic pollution has put us in trouble, people are asked to do their part to collect plastic waste.
However, as thousands of people are picking up plastic waste to stop the wave of pollution, thousands of factories around the world continue to produce millions of goods
Wrapped in plastic bags and bottles, these bags and bottles last forever, but can only be used once and then thrown away.
Plastic pollution in every corner of the Earth, including the deepest trench in the ocean, is the most obvious performance --
One of the most disgusting examples
How enterprises externalize profit costs
Do activities.
Products are packaged for maximum profitability.
Once they are sold and made a profit, businesses will disappear into wood products, have ordinary citizens pay for dirty handling and endure the consequences of toxic plastic pollution.
The problem is that plastic packaging is never the demand of consumers.
But in many countries, such as Thailand, plastic has become an \"addiction \". Thailand produces 2 million tons of plastic waste per year, Reuters reported.
A pilot whale who died in the UK last week was found to have 80 pieces of plastic garbage in his stomach!
Thailand and four other Asian countries-China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam-accounted for 60% of plastic waste that leaked into the ocean, the environmental activist Marine Protection Association and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment released a 2015 report.
The report said that the five economies \"have a surge in demand for consumer goods\" but lack waste management infrastructure to cope with the surge in plastic waste.
Many people believe that enterprises should do more to reduce the use of plastic packaging or prevent customers from taking plastic bags.
For the company, the type or size of the package is always a matter of maximizing profits.
The problem is not the choice of consumers, but the choice of people is very limited.
The company has packed almost all of its basic essentials into disposable plastic packaging, the cheapest way they can get the most out of their profits.
So why is the company not involved in this clean-up at all? Coca-
Coca-Cola has 900 factories around the world; Nestlé, 447; Unilever, 300.
Many other manufacturers have thousands of factories that sell products in disposable plastic packaging.
These companies operate in developing countries where they are aware of weak waste infrastructure systems and implementation mechanisms.
While there are businesses committed to solving the problem of plastic pollution, these commitments are voluntary and weak.
What is disturbing is their emphasis on light.
Weighing packaging for chemical recycling (
This is still unconfirmed)
, And incineration, including so-called “waste-to-
The burning of its packaging and the burning of cement kilns.
Recycling and incineration and other questionable repairs supported by companies such as converting plastic waste into bricks or road materials are not a solution.
As industry commitments are voluntary, the actions they propose are not necessarily the best for people and the environment. Single-
In addition to the end use, packaging and plastics still exist in the company\'s commitmentof-
Pipeline waste disposal.
Innovation in alternative delivery systems can phase out single
There is clearly no faster use of containers, and there is no commitment to significantly reduce the amount of plastic used.
The commitment of the company requires more ambitious, mandatory and regulated and supervised by the government and stakeholders.
Companies are able to make urgent and substantial changes to their packaging and delivery systems, just as they adapt to mass production
Plastic packaging produced in the past few decades.
The only obstacle is the desire to protect profits.
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives over the past two years
The Pacific Ocean, including the Earth Mother Foundation, and its partner organizations in the barrier-free plastic campaign have been advocating brand audits, not cleaning.
Expanding the clean-up efforts to include the accounting of packaging waste of major brands is expected to solve the distortion of plastic pollution and put corporate responsibility at the top.
Continuing production of disposable plastic packaging will continue to benefit from contamination.
People and their governments must face the industry\'s addiction to disposable plastic packaging, the most important starting point for solving plastic problems.
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