Plastic In The Ocean & What You Can Do
We've all seen the harrowing images of the utter devastation plastic waste is causing in the ocean. A major report worryingly highlighted that the amount of plastic in the ocean is set to triple in a decade unless litter is curbed.
Plastic statistics are even more concerning. It is estimated that 8.3bn tonnes of virgin plastic has been produced to date. As of 2015, approximately 6.3bn tonnes of plastic waste had been generated. Of this 9% was recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% was accumulated in landfills or the natural environment. If production and waste management trends continue, 12bn tonnes of plastic waste will be in landfill by 2020.
We're all well aware that big changes have to happen from every level - from governments, to manufacturers to consumers.
Thankfully, realisation and awareness are coming together and some changes are already being made. The UK plastic pact highlights a group of companies who have committed to eliminating single use plastic waste by 2025. It was also recently announced that a ban on plastic straws is being considered in New York.
Compostable alternatives already exist for many items that are commonly associated with single use plastics.
At Green Man Packaging we offer a range of compostable solutions for the food packaging industry including cutlery, tableware, takeaway food containers, sandwich packaging, hot cups, cold cups, straws and napkins.
Get ahead of the change and make the switch to compostable packaging today.
Reasons to work with us
More choice – We stock the widest range of environmentally sustainable catering disposables in the UK and Europe.
Excellent quality – We offer world-class products from leading manufacturers. Green Man have been working and developing some of the world’s leading sustainable packaging manufacturer for almost a decade. All our manufacturing partners are industry leaders in their respective specialist fields. Our fully compostable range is made from raw materials including PLA, CPLA, RCPLA, sugarcane bagasse, SFC paperboard & corrugated board, recycled pulp & paper, sustainable birch-wood and palm leaf.
Peace of mind – All of our manufacturing partners are proud to stand behind their products with a full manufacturer’s warranty. This means that all products supplied by Green Man carry a full “no quibble” refund or replace policy, so in the unlikely event you should be unsatisfied with any item or there is a fault with any goods, we will refund or replace without any fuss.
Same day dispatch to UK and Europe – 95% of our stock products (over 500+ individual items) are available for same day dispatch. We offer a next-day UK mainland delivery service as standard on all orders placed before 2pm and can dispatch goods for delivery to Europe within 2-5 working days. We also ship pallets and containers to our customers across Europe and the Middle-East from our main London warehouse facility.
Experienced, friendly and helpful staff – At Green Man we don’t use automated phone messages or on-hold music. We aim to answer the phone within three rings and you’ll speak directly with a member of our friendly team right here in the UK. If you prefer to contact us via email you’re also guaranteed a fast response.