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A Symphony for Change by Alston Koch
By admin June 22, 2018

This is a 3-minute read that can help us leave a proud legacy behind, along with a cleaner environment.

By 2050, we will see more plastic in the ocean than fish! Shocking, but not surprising considering that 80% of the plastic found in the oceans originates on land and only 9% of plastic is recycled globally. The rest has either gone to landfill, been incinerated, or remains as litter in the open environment.

How can we reduce plastic pollution? Well, the three R’s are a good place to start. We can reduce packaging, I am sure we can all agree that a lot of the packaging we encounter is unnecessary. We can also buy re-usable items rather than single-use, where there is a viable alternative available, and we can recycle. But as the above statistic indicates, such a small amount is recycled annually that the problem of plastic litter in the environment is only going to get worse. Unless we find a solution for the single-use throwaway items we use every day.

Now, imagine being able to include something in the plastic polymer at manufacture, at little or not extra cost, that allows a plastic straw or shopping bag to degrade and then biodegrade (i.e. become a food source for bacteria and fungi) if it escapes collection and ends up in the open environment.

This is where Symphony Environmental’s oxo-biodegradable plastic technology (d2w®) can help. Symphony Environmental has developed a product which allows for plastics to biodegrade in the open environment, on land or sea, without leaving harmful residues or microplastics behind.

Oxo-biodegradable plastic is indistinguishable from ordinary plastic. It is as strong, waterproof, lightweight and flexible, during its useful life, and it can be recycled with ordinary plastic if collected. The crucial difference is that if it escapes collection and ends up in the open environment as litter, it will quickly convert into biodegradable materials and be recycled back into nature much, much faster than ordinary plastic.

Sounds too good to be true? It gets even better – d2w® oxo-biodegradable plastic additive was the first product of its kind to be awarded an internationally-recognized Eco-label, and can be used in existing factories with the existing workforce and machinery right now.

To spread the message, Symphony Environmental has created a song and video with spectacular visuals, showing how our planet is impacted by plastic pollution and the reality of this impact on our terrestrial and marine environments. With an estimated 8-10 million metric tons of plastic waste going into the oceans annually, we need to take action right now.

In Symphony Environmental’s partnership with Alston Koch, we are proud to announce “A Symphony For Change”. “A Symphony for Change” is not only a beautiful song and music video with spectacular visuals, but it is also a force for good, that with your help can be used to advocate action to help reduce plastic pollution.

Please watch, like and share the video, and be part of the movement. Join in our Symphony for Change! Together, we can make a difference.

For more information:

Approximate Time it Takes for Garbage to Decompose in the Environment

A Symphony For Change

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