THE IMPACT OF PLASTIC ON THE ECOLOGY
Sold cheaply and in all forms, plastic production now stands at 8.3 billion tons and continues to harm our civilization.
79% of the plastic manufactured in the last 70 years has been disposed of in landfills or in our environment (only 9% recycled vs. incinerated).
Scientists from around the world are urgently calling for a halt to its use and manufacture.
With more than 8 million tons discarded in the oceans each year, it is estimated that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.
The oceans now contain about 51 billion micro plastic particles (500 times more than the stars in our galaxy).
THE IMPACT OF PLASTIC ON NATURE
How many tons of plastic are consumed in the world each year (in millions)
Percentage of plastic accumulated annually in landfills or in the environment.
Number of plastic bags used in the world each year (in billions)
How many cubic meters end up in the oceans each year (in millions)
LEGISLATION AS A SOLUTION
For several decades in international climate summits, the problem of plastic pollution has been raised by many international organizations and environmental activists.
In order to regulate this plastic pollution, serious actions have been put in place :
- 1972 : creation of the United Nations Environment Program
- 2016 : single-use plastic bags were banned in France and other European countries and must now be certified bio-sourced and compostable
- 2019 to 2023 : single-use plastic objects (e.g. cotton swabs, cutlery, plates, straws, etc.) will be banned and must be replaced by sustainable materials
- 2020 : Scandinavian countries impose a tax on supermarkets that offer plastic bags.
SAG Invest offers the first 100% biodegradable substitute for plastic.
Non-toxic for the environment, animals and plants, this alternative is made from natural starch, vegetable oil derivatives and plant waste.
Made from organic materials, Viridi Pack is a true alternative to plastic because it is completely soluble in cold or hot water.
In 2012, and with the support of scientists and environmentalists from around the world, we launched an offer of biodegradable bags and packaging films.
Our ambition is to bring innovations to the market that can replace all current uses of plastic.
The development of the formula was only possible with the support of scientists and environmentalists around the world.
Today, we are proud to offer our customers a variety of biodegradable soluble bags and packaging films that can be used in response to the massive use of plastic in the manufacture of :
- food containers
- balloon sticks
- cotton swabs