Plastic and Waste
The current model of ‘business as usual’ assumes that resources are infinite, which leads us to the production of infinite waste. In reality, the feedstocks of fossil fuels, minerals, soil and even water are resources whose available quantity on earth is finite. It is, therefore, necessary to change our consumption patterns to preserve these resources.
For the producer, the goal should be to produce materials which come from sustainable sources and are reusable at the end of their life. The waste of one product should becomes the source of another – the circular economy. The key objective of the producer must be the durability of the product so that it fulfills its function even as it ages. We must avoid single use disposable items.
When a product can no longer be reused or recycled, its disposed of carefully to preserve the environment.