Research shows that eight million tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean every year and with a business as usual scenario, according to research done by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, by 2050 there could be more plastics than fish in the ocean by weight. The statistics are overwhelming but initiatives like the newly launched and game-changing South African (SA) Plastics Pact aim to tackle the problem head on by keeping plastics in the economy and out of the environment, therefore MyPlas has joined the SA Plastics Pact to help ensure plastic never becomes waste or pollution in South Africa.
Launched on the 30th of January 2020, the SA Plastics Pact was developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-SA), in partnership with the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO), and the UK’s WRAP. It has been developed for the South African context but also shaped by expereinces of other on the global Plastics Pact Network, in particular the UK Plastics Pact, led by WRAP. The SA Plastics Pact will be managed and delivered by GreenCape, with the founding members committed to a series of ambitious targets for 2025 to prevent plastics from becoming waste or pollution.
Visit the SA Plastics Pact website to find out more: www.saplasticspact.org.za