Eliminating Plastic, Protecting the Environment

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Solutions that Support NGOs

NGOs are speaking and Footprint is listening. Which is why Footprint strives to produce the best alternative and sustainable packaging solutions on the market. We believe that packaging shouldn’t last hundreds of years but it should more closely match the life span of the product it’s protecting and it should protect products in a cleaner, smarter way. Our biodegradable, compostable and marine degradable solutions are creating a heathier environment for us all.

Break Apart – Not Break Down

Saying that plastic breaks down is misleading. For most of us, when we hear “break down” we tend to assume that plastic will eventually disappear or biodegrade. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

What actually happens is that plastic, when exposed to light, breaks apart into smaller and smaller pieces through a process called photodegradation. As this plastic breaks apart it causes issues for animals and marine life and eventually becomes small enough to enter our food chain or even our filtered water. So next time you hear someone discussing how plastic breaks down, remind them that it really just breaks apart. #BreakApartNotBreakDown #OutdatedPlastics

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Why are these numbers important?

These numbers are important because more and more information is being learned each year about how plastics are an outdated solution. These numbers are important because:
  • Only 2% of plastics are recycled each year and that number is expected to drop.
  • 2lbs of plastic are entering our oceans for every one pound of tuna pulled out of the ocean.
  • 8 MILLION tons of plastic enter our ocean every year due to pollution and mismanaged waste handling.

Footprint Cares

As a solution provider, Our customers often ask us which organizations are creating real change and highlighting the global harm of plastics and plastic based packaging. Below is a list of some of our favorites.

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance working toward a world free of plastic pollution.

Surfrider Foundation ensures clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all.

Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today's greatest global challenges

Sea Legacy is a collective of renowned photographers, filmmakers and storytellers working on behalf of our oceans.

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