When I went to school eons ago I was taught not to litter. Put the rubbish in the bin was the message. How come then when in present time I look around and see rubbish everywhere? After decades of DO NOT LITTER messages, the landscape should in theory be spotless. But not so. And of all the rubbish, it is plastic waste that really gets to me. Especially if near water. Plastic particles gets into the food chain including our own. Amongst a number of other polluting and damaging effects. Recycle them plastics – it’s not that difficult!
But what happens with that recyled plastics afterwards? A great way is to make stuff out of it. Even better if that stuff is again recyclable. Then we got a circular economy going, which is what we want if a sustainable world is a goal.
Stuff might include garden furniture and other accessories. Recently I’ve seen loads of funky designs made from recycled plastics. How is it even possible to tell the difference between new and recycled plastics? Think you would have to be an expert to do so.
Grand Review Research in 2019 issued a report painting a rosy picture of the future for plastic furniture. More specifically it highlights that recycled plastic in the furniture market looks highly promising. Cause of us consumers – we are the ones putting pressure on the manufacturers. As the report mentions:
Many manufacturers are inclined towards developing eco-friendly furniture due to increasing awareness among consumers regarding eco-friendly products. Globally expanding trend to go green will substantially increase demand for ecological plastic furniture over the forecast period. Growing environmental concerns across the world over deforestation is expected to surge the market demand.
Make a note to self. If in the process of buying plastic garden furniture, make it the recycled kind.