The issue of plastic pollution and what Purozo can do to help

04 Sep 2018 Alison Guy

Plastic pollution has dominated the headlines recently following a series of hard-hitting messages and campaigns across the media. Sir David Attenborough’s popular wildlife documentary series, Blue Planet, watched by millions of people, showed the impact plastic pollution is having. It sparked numerous campaigns on top of the many others that have been active for years. We’ve heard lots about the different ways that people, companies, organisations and scientists have been taking responsibility to try and reduce the amount of plastic reaching our oceans. Whilst plastic pollution is certainly not a new issue, it is one that has become extremely current. Purozo is doing its bit too and hopes the work we do helps to further highlight and reduce plastic pollution.

The problem with plastic

Each year 400 million tons of plastic is produced, 40% of which is single-use plastic that is used once before getting binned. Even more worryingly, more than 8 million tonnes will enter the world’s oceans, having a detrimental effect on our wildlife. Such an effect that over 100,000 animals are killed each year due to plastic in the sea.

Images of ‘trash islands’ have been circulating across the web and social media. If you haven’t seen them, these are small islands in the middle of the ocean that are covered in all kinds of rubbish due to plastic pollution. That’s without mentioning the many other images we’ve seen of beaches and shores across the world covered in washed up plastic. It’s predicted that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, which is an extremely worrying thought.

What’s being done to resolve it?

Firstly, the plastic problem is being largely talked about across the media bringing social awareness to the problem, resulting in more people taking personal responsibility over the issue. Large companies and organisations are also being encouraged to reassess their plastic use and reduce their plastic footprint. Volunteers and charities are organising regular beach clean-ups and finding new ways to recycle the plastic they find. And scientists are working with world governing bodies to find innovative solutions of extracting the plastic from the ocean without causing any further damage. It might be a start but it’s a step in the right direction.

Purozo’s contribution to solving the plastic problem

As a green company, Purozo takes its environmental impact very seriously and is committed to helping its customers improve their carbon footprint. As the UK’s official leading supplier of Tersano products, we provide innovative cleaning solutions, helping organisations that would ordinarily invest in large quantities of toxic chemicals, packaged in single-use plastic, switch to a non-toxic and more environmentally-friendly solution.

Purozo provides its clients with Tersano’s revolutionary cleaning solutions which produces Stabilised Aqueous Ozone™ (SAO™). The intelligent products turn normal tap water into a safe, effective cleaner by transforming o2 to o3 and infusing it with tap water. SAO™ is stronger than bleach and highly effective without any of the toxic chemicals. All the products we supply are entirely reusable, so there is no waste or disposable plastic packaging. All you need to do is fill and clean!

The best part is that despite common misconceptions of environmentally friendly solutions being much costlier, switching to Purozo can save you money as well as improve your environmental impact. Thanks to the innovative cleaning solutions we provide, you can reduce your plastic footprint whilst making considerable cost savings at the same time.

 

If you would like to know more about how Purozo can help improve your plastic footprint, get in touch and we’d be happy to chat with you about it. You can also read our environmental blog to find out other ways we help our clients be more environmentally friendly.