Plastic pollution has become one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. It’s estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by weight. As consumers, we all have a role to play in reducing plastic waste and finding new uses for this abundant material. By repurposing plastic waste, we can help to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans and landfills. The problem of plastic pollution is vast and complex, but it’s important that we all understand the scale of the issue. Here are some eye-opening statistics about plastic waste that highlight the need for action:
Approximately 9 billion tons of plastic have been produced since 1950 and only 10% has been recycled.
At least 14 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year, and plastic makes up 80% of all marine debris found from surface waters to deep-sea sediments.
Over one million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the world, that number is expected to nearly double by 2030.
The good news is that there are many ways that we can all get involved in ridding the world of plastic waste.
Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store.
Say no to single-use plastic straws, utensils, and containers.
Use a refillable water bottle instead of buying bottled water.
Reuse plastic containers instead of buying new containers.
Recycle as much plastic as possible.
Look for products that are made from recycled materials!
I started this company because I wanted to create something that could be both beautiful and meaningful. I’ve always been passionate about the environment and the impact that we have on the planet, and I wanted to find a way to make a positive difference. I believe that one of the most effective ways to reduce plastic waste is to give it a new life as something beautiful and valuable. My jewelry is not only sustainable and eco-friendly, but it’s also a statement piece that can spark conversation and inspire others to take action.
One of our customers, Lisa, says: “The PUR designs are so lovely and unique, it is very inspiring to know how they are made, and shopping with this artist is a pleasure!” Another customer, Ben, adds: “Fantastic company looking to make a difference while delivering great products!”
Made from 100% recycled plastic waste, I collect discarded plastic from local businesses and transform them into stunning pieces of wearable art. I am so fortunate to have local businesses to support this goal by allowing me to collect their waste and turn it into a product that can be sold, used and loved, instead of just thrown away.
Plastic Uniquely Recycled was recognized as one of the Zero Waste Humboldt "Zero Heroes" of 2020 and Nominated Green Business of the Year in 2019 by the Arcata Chamber Of Commerce. We strive to get people talking about the Zero Waste Lifestyle and hope that more waste streams can be reused and repurposed many times over to offer easy ways for consumers to maintain living zero waste.
Plastic Uniquely Recycled is proud to be part of the movement to reduce plastic waste and find innovative solutions to this global challenge. If you’re looking for a stylish and sustainable way to show your commitment to the environment, our jewelry is the perfect choice.