The Naked Fruit & Veg Revolution has Begun
Globally, retailers and other businesses are beginning to recognise the damaging effects plastics have on the environment. Plastic is full of toxic compounds that are adding to an ever-increasing pollution crisis on land, sea and air because unlike organic matter, plastic can take centuries to degrade.
In the retail industry – particularly in South Africa – plastic bags are still widely circulated among consumers. And while customers are encouraged to reuse them rather than dispose of them, they are still contributing to a pollution problem of galactic proportions.
There is no quick fix for the damage that’s already been done, short of a mammoth worldwide cleaning task force that would cost billions. But new technology has provided practical solutions that could help phase out, or at least dramatically decrease plastic consumption in SA and around the world.