They say becoming aware of a problem is always the first step to solving it. Once we became aware of the continually rising issue of plastic pollution, we knew that we couldn’t simply move forward without making a change. This cause was designed to spread awareness, and give people the tools they need to successfully lead more sustainable lives. It is also the mission of this organization to donate a percentage back to other organizations who are working diligently to clean up our oceans and spread awareness for this potentially very dangerous issue.
Plastic production across the globe has increased at an exponential rate within the last 50 years. Most single-use plastic products (plastic bags, plastic silverware, food packaging, etc.) can take thousands, if not more, years to decompose naturally. In our oceans, the plastics that have been broken down by excessive sunlight can, and have been consumed by fish and ultimately by us. Don’t believe me? Check out this study done in the UK. Each and every participant had plastic particles found in their bodies!
While recycling plastics does help reduce some plastic pollution, 6.3 billion tons of plastic produced has not been recycled, or has been rejected from recycling plants. That’s why we are on a mission to inform the public of the harm single-use plastic is causing and will continue to cause if we continue to allow it to run rampant.
We wanted a design that would be simple, yet eye-catching. Hence, the large ‘TRASH EARTH’ (that wasn’t an accident!). We want people to stop and think about it, and ask the question, “What is that?”.
Alas, we bring you the Trashless Earth tote. Be sure to tag #TrashlessEarth when posting photos with your bag! Let’s spread awareness and hold each other accountable for making sustainable decisions and choices!