In our oceans, there is one plastic bottle for every five fish. By 2050, bottles will outnumber fish. More recently it suddenly became more pressing. In October 2018, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the international body for assessing the science related to climate change – has warned that there are only 12 years left for the world to limit the rise in global temperature to 1.5°C to avoid an environmental catastrophe. 12 years! Already, we are seeing massive climate changes all over the world, which is having an adverse impact on the environment. We have to move on this issue now.
But to many people out there, we are the villains. We are big users of items like boxes, tape and bubble wrap, not to mention trucks and eco-unfriendly, long-haul transport. But are we really the bad guys?