As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon is also one of the biggest users of plastic packaging. From our own research at FiveADRIFT, we know that an incredibly diverse number of suppliers can provide plastic-free packaging, tape and water soluble adhesives (some of our favorite products can actually be planted and turn into flowers).
Since the 1950s, 8 billion tons of plastics have been produced globally. However, only 21 percent of plastics have been recycled or burned, while the remaining 79 percent end up in our environment, including our oceans. Nearly 13 million tons of plastic enter the major oceans every year: currently, there’s an estimated five trillion pieces of plastic and counting.Read More