Last week brought Recycle Week, with Delphis Eco determined to educate and inform people about the environmental impact of single-use plastics. Single-use plastics currently encompass far too many everyday household products, such as milk bottles, shampoo containers, straws and plastic carrier bags, to name a few. These items have a tiny use period. On average a plastic bag is used for just twelve minutes before being discarded.
Currently no FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) firms use 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) packaging or have even committed to it.
This means that only 5-7% of nearly 300 million tonnes of plastic waste per year is being recycled. This is not good enough.
We launched the Plastics Pledge as a webpage, where anyone can pledge that they agree that large companies need to be held accountable for their sustainability and offer better reuse of plastics within their manufacturing.
To sign the pledge please go to: https://themilkbottlechallenge.org