As someone who is aware of the havoc that plastics can pose for the environment and even as an employee in the water sector, I must admit that I cringe when organizations claiming corporate responsibility to society do not try to limit the use of plastics within their operations. I am sure, many of you may question whether they know that plastics harm the environment while travelling along waterways, endangering marine life, depositing microplastics, and even causing issues in wastewater treatment plants.
One such plastic culprit is the straw which we get attached to juice boxes for our kids, when we buy fast food and even when we visit local restaurants.
Yet, I was glad to see in a recent article from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), that there are countries who are willing to bring about the necessary change, even going so far to charge companies that go against the ban of plastic straws.
One can read more about this by following the link Latin America wakes up to the problem of plastic straws