Every minute the equivalent of one rubbish truck of plastic leaks into streams and rivers, ultimately ending up in the ocean. An estimated 100 million marine animals die each year due to discarded plastic and the problem is set to get worse. The Ellen Macarthur foundation report on the new plastics economy estimates that by 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.
It is clear that urgent action is needed on multiple fronts. one area of direct concern for tafia.co.uk is the fact that just 14% of the plastic packaging used globally makes its way to recycling plants, and only 9% is actually recycled. Meanwhile, a third is left in fragile ecosystems, and 40% ends up in landfill.
We have decided to remove as much plastic as we can from our packaging instead of relying on our customers to recycle. We now use paper packaging and have replaced our mailing bags with responsibly sourced bags made from 100% recycled material with a biodegradable additive.