Post by Kent Wittenburg on Jul 31, 2020 11:13:18 GMT -5
The virtual screening of the Story of Plastics will be followed by a live, online discussion on August 3, 2020, at 6:00 pm with Laura Ludwig, coordinator of the Center for Coastal Studies Marine Debris and Plastics program, and Madhavi Venkatesan, executive director of Sustainable Practices, on the local impact of plastic to marine and terrestrial life and what we can do individually and collectively to take action.
This is sponsored by Sustainable Practices based in Barnstable on the Cape.
About Sustainable Practices Sustainable Practices is a Barnstable County focused environmental action group. We work across all 15 towns in Barnstable County to facilitate a network to support environmental quality for our residents, visitors and fundamentally, the ecosystem on which we are dependent and of which we are all a part. The overarching mission of Sustainable Practices is to facilitate a culture of sustainability as defined by reducing the human-made impact to the planet and its ecosystems.
[Motivated by unmet consumer demand for conscious consumption, the private sector can be on the leading edge of solutions for our children. Even corporations that have provided the most frivolous and unhealthy food and beverages to the entire world can be socially conscious innovators. There is hope to the extent our thinking can evolve beyond the simple dichotomies of our antiquated past.]
From the article:
It’s a 100% recyclable material, and since its initial launch in 2009 it has helped Coca-Cola reduce its emissions by the equivalent of one million vehicles. Now, the company has opened the bottle’s patent to the public so other developers and manufacturers can use it.
Meanwhile, PepsiCo – that other giant of the food and beverage world – is also making headway in rethinking its packaging materials.
Ovtene is a packaging material which extends the quality and characteristics of food products. Inspired by nature to be the first food packaging that restricts the growth of bacteria, Ovtene is 100% recyclable.
He thinks that a realistic goal for reducing single-use plastics by 2030 is 25%. This will apparently be a CA initiative in 2022. He was not in favor of the 70% reduction requirement that a recently defeated California Bill was looking for. This guy seems to think that the Udall plastics act currently in committee in Congress is the way to start doing some thing seriously about the problem.