We hear about plastic pollution all the time, but with recycling being so much easier and lots of single-use plastic items being banned, do we still need to do anything about plastic litter?
Plastic pollution is still a significant problem and there are lots of things you and your brand can do to make a difference.
If you want to find out where you stand when it comes to fighting plastic pollution, then our daughter brand, Factory Direct Promos can help.
Plastic pollution is an eye-sore. It can block drainage systems and lead to flooding. Cleanup also carries a cost.
Plastic litter is in our oceans and even in water. Litter is damaging to ecosystems and is a serious danger to animals and the food chain.
Plastic is made from nonrenewable resources.
While there currently is a large supply of natural gas and petroleum, that’s not always going to be the case.
When plastic is lost to litter and pollution those nonrenewable resources are also lost.
This creates a wasteful cycle as even more nonrenewable resources are used to create even more plastic.
Why Action Matters
Putting an end to plastic pollution prevents all of these existing problems from becoming even bigger problems.
Cleanup efforts are still required to address the current build-up of plastic litter, but taking a stand to reduce pollution can prevent the spread of these problems and make a difference.
How to Solve the Problem
One way to take action is to opt for reusable alternatives in place of single-use plastic items. Swapping out reusable grocery bags, straws, and even travel mugs are all easy changes that can make a difference.
Another way to fight plastic pollution is to increase the amount of plastic we recycle.
Increased efforts to improve recycling helps conserve plastic so it can be manufactured into new and useful items. What’s more, is when this happens we can continue to get use out of the nonrenewable resources used to create plastic.
How Your Brand Can Help
Your brand can make a difference and help your customers use less plastic through the creation of custom reusable promotional products, particularly reusable shopping bags.
Lots of people simply want to use less plastic, and many cities and states are also passing single-use plastic bag bans in an effort to reduce plastic litter.
This means there is an increased demand for reusable shopping bags.
You can help your customers by creating and distributing reusable grocery bags. Your customers have a need for these bags, so the bags will be put to use.
As your customers use your branded bags they will also help promote your brand.
Take the Quiz
Do you think you’re a plastic pollution fighter? You can find out once and for all by taking the quiz our daughter brand created. You can also learn more about the problem with plastic pollution and what you can do to help!