Stop Clogging the Oceans With Plastic That Never Breaks Down

Target:  Ramon L. Laguarta, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo

Goal: Support development of recyclable, biodegradable plastic bottles made from plants.

Renewable biochemical pioneer Avantium is developing plastic bottles from the sugars of sustainably grown plants like wheat and corn. These plant-based bottles would ideally replace plastics made from toxic fossil fuels. This effort to use the environment to help save the environment cannot succeed without the support of major manufacturers who still produce far too much plastic pollution.

The estimated 300 million annual tons of fossil fuel plastic is so dangerous to the environment, particularly oceans, because it can take centuries to degrade. Even as these plastics decompose, they release harmful toxins into the atmosphere and into bodies of water. The proposed plant bottles, on the other hand, would degrade much more quickly and in a significantly safer manner. The biodegradable bottles are also ideal for recycling.

Avantium needs the backing of major investors to make this promising idea a large-scale reality on store shelves. Sign the petition below to urge one of the world’s most prominent beverage makers to invest in this eco-conscious solution.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Laguarta,

Every year, you inadvertently contribute to the death of countless sea life and the emission of untold percentages of dangerous toxic pollutants. Plastics from soft drink consumption have flooded the oceans and worsened the environmental crisis our world is currently facing. Now, you can be part of the solution rather than a driver of the problem.

Coca-Cola and other beverage manufacturers have already signaled their support for the innovative technology that would use components of plants to develop plastics. The  biodegradable plant components could supplant fossil fuels and their destructive role in the plastics problem. Netherlands-based company Avantium, one of the leading bioplastics producers, has promised environmentally friendly plastic bottles that can hold carbonated drinks without sacrificing quality.  They hope to have these recyclable products available to consumers within the next few years, but they need other forward-thinking companies who believe in their ambitious mission.

Invest in this important technology, and invest in a cleaner, greener future,

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Alain Bachellier




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2 Comments

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    Play “Free the Ocean.com” every day to rid the oceans of plastic – it’s FREE!

  2. Jose Espino says:

    Money talks, the ecosystem dies, men time on earth shortens which is a good thing for everything else.

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