World Earth Day is an environmental movement which drives worldwide positive action for our planet.
This year’s theme of “Invest In Our Planet” highlights the importance of dedicating our time, resources and energy to solving climate change and other environmental issues. Investing in our planet is necessary to protect it and the best way to pave a path towards a prosperous future.
When we invest in Our Planet together, we are supporting healthy, happy, and wealthy communities worldwide.
We can change our behaviour towards plastics and reducing plastic pollution. Plastic in the environment harms both marine and human health, litters beaches and populates landfill.
Plastics are a problem due to their un-biodegradable nature. Once made, they are very difficult to dispose of properly.
According to an article by the BBC, more than 8.3 billion metric tons of virgin (non-recycled) plastic has been produced to date. Of this, only 9% of that wastes been recycled, 12% incinerate and the balance sent to landfill.
It is forecast that 12 billion metric tons will enter landfills or the environment by 2050 if the current production and waste management trends continue.
eco recycled fabrics
We at Style Studio are aware that we can all play our part in reducing waste and helping to lower emissions.
To support this, we have produced a wide range of recycled fabrics using PET yarns, which are made from plastic drinking bottles.
Find out more about eco recycled fabrics.