It is predicted that by the year 2050, there could be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Almost half of all plastic EVER manufactured has been made since 2000. Nearly a million plastic bottles are sold PER MINUTE around the world. 40% of plastic is made for packaging which is used once, then discarded. It is estimated that 8.3 BILLION plastic straws pollute our world’s beaches.
It was this last stat about plastic straws that we, the ones who would soon become the Net Zero team, contemplated as we sat and enjoyed a drink. We were looking out at the beach on a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver, BC. Knowing these facts and sipping from our single-use plastic straws at the same time made it hard to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
How could we when we knew that just seconds after our waiter took away our drinks to bring us another round, those straws would go directly in the trash and start on their journey to polluting the water and beaches we were admiring. When the next round came, each drink with another new plastic straw, we knew we had to do something.
It was at that moment that we decided to commit to creating less waste in our daily lives. And, as often happens when you are enjoying a drink on a beach, a short time later we decided that we wanted to go even further than that. We wouldn’t just reduce our waste, we would try to become a driving force in others reducing their waste as well. We would become a propeller of the low waste movement!
And Net Zero was born.
Today, Net Zero can help you reduce your waste and its impact on the environment by offering a range of functional, stylish, and most importantly, reusable products for every aspect of your day-to-day life. We offer reusable products for your home, kitchen, bathroom, and on-the-go. We even use plastic-free shipping which uses 100% biodegradable packaging.
Because we are so inspired by our customer’s commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment, we wanted to find a way to match your dedication to defending the planet. To do this, we have decided that for every Net Zero order you make, we will help plant trees.
We partner with Eden Reforestation Projects, an organization dedicated to reversing deforestation and fighting poverty to plant trees in poverty-stricken countries. This helps reverse the devastating environmental issues many of these countries face as well as provide employment for the people who live there.
If you are looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste you produce and be a better steward of the environment, you can join the Net Zero movement too with our reusable lifestyle products. Be a part of the movement so by the next generation, there won’t be more plastic in the sea than fish and, so our future generations will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the world just as we do.
Check us out in the same spot we started…sipping sensibly now!
PS. The drinks tasted even better without plastic.
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