Tens of millions of plastic bottles are discarded every day and the vast majority end up in landfills across the globe. Over time, landfill plastic and other waste ends up in waterways and the ocean; Global Recycled Standard estimates that 80% of the ocean’s plastic originated on land.
“Single-use plastic is clearly an environmental problem, and Solo New York is working hard to do everything we can to help alleviate that by removing ocean bound plastic from landfills and reusing it for our bags, as well as many other initiatives to significantly reduce waste that we generate as a company,” said Serkan Anders, Vice President of Marketing, Solo New York. “We’ve learned so much over the past several years, and we’re extremely proud to now be removing ocean bound plastics from landfills. Our goal as a company is to remove 40 million discarded bottles by 2024.”