๐€ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง-๐ญ๐จ-๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐š๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ŸŒ
(responding to disheartening recyclability statistics)

Reusing waste materials is an obvious way to achieve a more ecologically sustainable way of life.

Unfortunately, this isnโ€™t always easy, certainly not everywhere. Not all countries are equally recycle-savvy, so often perfectly reusable materials end up in landfill or incinerated.

Recycling requires a well-functioning infrastructure of waste streams and waste processing facilities. One might assume that developed countries have this covered, but the statistics tell a different story.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฌ
– In the United States only 5% of all plastic waste is recycled. The rest is dumped in the ground or burned for energy.
– In Europe, the recycling rate is just under 40%. With this rate, Europe is doing significantly better. And yet, two-thirds of the plastic waste is incinerated.

You can be either disheartened by these statistics, or you can respond proactively.

A simple and effective approach is to substitute plastic with a renewable material like paper that is easier to recycle than plastic. Less plastic packaging means less plastic waste. For this reason, weโ€™d like to see a reduction of plastic in food packaging.

Colombier EcoBarrierโ„ข solutions are recyclable paper mono-materials. They excel in both recyclability and composability. EcoBarrierโ„ข packaging is suitable for the regular paper waste stream. And if, by chance, the material ends up discarded, it biodegrades according to norms set for garden composting.