Plastic was invented over a hundred years ago and every piece of it is still around, polluting our planet. Chemical structure of the plastic makes it extremely durable and therefore has accumulated to an alarming scale, it pollutes our land, rivers and oceans, and threaten our health. Over 300 million tons of plastic has been produced globally every year and only 9% recycled (UNEP, 2018). Our modern society has become reliant on plastic, without realizing the damage it causes to our health and lives of future generation.
Because of undeniable scientific evidence about the scale of plastic pollution and its health and life threatening implications, many countries are standing up to take an action. As such the EU plans to make all plastic packaging across Europe recyclable or reusable by 2030. Georgia must follow the same suit.
We cannot spearhead the change without finding partners and allies. Individuals, civil society organizations and businesses that by nature of their activities produce plastic waste (e.g. bags, dry cleaning plastic covers, advertisement banners, any other polymer fabrics or soft packaging material) can help create our design bags and arrest plastic pollution. We are looking for the partners that can help us in setting up a system of a regular collection and supply of plastic material that we can recycle and reuse. We use the waste creatively and turn them into trendy, design bags that will reduce the use of plastic and hence plastic pollution. By using and supporting our handmade recycled plastic bags the individuals and partner organizations will also become the agents of change.