Plastic. It's a material that we use for everything from water bottles to contact lenses, but few of us stop to think about the consequences of its widespread use. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the problems caused by plastic, and explore ways that we can reduce our reliance on it. Stay tuned – you might be surprised by what you learn!
1. Plastic is a problem because it's not biodegradable
2. Plastic is a problem because it's polluting our oceans and waterways
3. Plastic is a problem because it's clogging up our landfills
As plastic doesn't biodegrade, it just sits in a landfill, taking up valuable space. In the US, it's estimated that around 30% of the rubbish in landfills is made up of plastic. This negatively impacts not only our environment but also our economy – in 2012, the US spent around $11.5 billion disposing of plastic waste.
4. Plastic is a problem because it's killing marine life
5. Plastic is a problem because it's harmful to humans
So there you have it – five reasons why plastic is a problem. But what can we do about it?
At Upcycle with Jing, we believe that one of the best ways to reduce our reliance on plastic is to upcycle it into something new and beautiful. Our jewelry is handcrafted from PET plastic bottles that we collect in Helsinki – giving these bottles a new lease on life as stunning pieces of jewelry.
Not only does upcycling help to reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfill, but it also helps to create jobs and support local businesses. When you purchase from Upcycle with Jing, you can feel good knowing that you're not only looking good – you're also doing good!