Red Alert: Concerned About Microplastic Omnipresence?
Can we do something about it? Yes, we can! Support ideas like the one of the German start-up Arekapak.4 Their mission involves developing packaging for the food industry that is produced out of sustainable and biodegradable palm leaves. Make sure the debate reaches the higher spheres. For instance, the EU proposed a restriction of intentionally added microplastics. The debates are on-going and if adopted, news will reach the 2021-2022 horizon.5
Lastly, another drop in the ocean – or better out of it – do your own part. Consume less plastics, recycle or reuse whenever possible and spread the word!
by Fernanda Haffner.
Fernanda is Senior Technology Scout at TechScout
2 Hartmann N. B. et al. Environ. Sci. Technol. (2019)
3 Svelato A. et al. Environ. Int. (2020)