First things first. What does Climate C. actually mean?
“Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.”
The connection between Climate Crisis and Plastics and FMCG packaging is hugely significant. Even larger than the plethora of headlines we see on the subject. The trouble is that we can’t allow these headlines to become wallpaper. Climate change is everyone’s reality. And it’s coming soon.
Not only is it costing trillions of dollars to global economies, it’s going to cost us all in terms of humanity and the future of the one very special planet we live on.
Immense quantities of raw materials and finished goods are transported globally day and night relentlessly and ceaselessly by Global Shipping-Tanker fleets; aircraft and road freight cluttering our oceans; our air and our roads. All pouring emissions invisibly polluting our lives in every aspect.
The reduction of links within global supply chains is a critical element which can be addressed by shortening these chains via Local Production – or as close to source as possible – in the interests of The Globe; its populace; and the wealth generation in all aspects – fiscal; social; economical and geological benefits.
By 2020, the maritime industry is poised to shift to diesel from so-called bunker fuel. The heavy, thick fuel has been used in the cargo shipping and cruise line industry for years because it is inexpensive, especially compared to other fuels. After oil has been refined into diesel, gasoline or jet fuel, bunker fuel is what’s left over at the refinery. Effectively, it’s what’s left at the bottom of the barrel. ALL plastic is derived and refined from crudeoil. Usually Shipped globally in vast tanker fleets – driven by diesel or bunker fuel – to be then various stages of being further processing.
There is a lot of work to be done, and it is essential that Upcycled Packaging is part of the do-good and better equation.
- The entire replacement and elimination of or significant reduction of plastics or combination of plastics for FMCG Packaging. This is achieved by using material which can simply be placed into land fill and be degradable – in the form of specialised coatings for paper.
- Reducing waste impact and or pollution in any form.
- Speaking the truth to the lie of Newspeak “circular economy” – the problem is simply a linear equation: less in = less (toxicity) out. End of.
- Maintains being totally fit for purpose.
- Is economically more viable by way of either, or both, costs and or production processes.
- Provides impactful reductions on the diverse nature of elements all resulting in exponential increasing and effects of The Climate C.Rises.™
Using paper as the base source of FMCG Packaging obviously is derived from trees as opposed to petrochemicals.
A major consideration is the resultant production of more oxygen and absorption of CO2 gasses – via the natural process of photosynthesis.
This most startling fact. For the first time ever in human history the Amazon rainforest is emitting more CO2 than is absorbs. The lungs of our Globe are literally now choking to death. Your personal actions count. Let’s be the solution.