Today, the bulk of our household waste or garbage goes to garbage dumps or landfills which are large sites that are designed to isolate the garbage from the surrounding area. Each day, the landfills are covered with soil and compacted with big machines in order to keep garbage blowing around communities.
Over the last five years, plastic has stirred up the environmental agenda—and for good reason. Here’s just one sobering statistic: 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the world’s oceans every year. To find answers that would otherwise be out of reach, we need to tackle big challenges as a whole and not just one part. From design to production and supply to recycling, we need to find comprehensive solutions that are sustainable for all.