24 July 2020
A life without plastic has become virtually unthinkable. Since 1950, the world has produced 8.3 billion tons of plastic. Although the growing use of plastic was foreseen, the severity of the environmental issues it causes was not. Today, the global problem of plastic waste gets worse every day. Researchers predict that there will be more plastic in our rivers and oceans than fish by the year 2050.
Still, plastic is not just a source of problems. Its use offers us myriad benefits. It is used as a sustainable and lightweight construction, for protection and as a packaging material to preserve food. Putting a halt to the use of plastic altogether is, therefore, an unrealistic expectation. Nevertheless, businesses in the plastics industry can contribute to a cleaner environment by working together and sharing knowledge. Rompa Group is more than willing to accept this responsibility.