We contribute to progress in society, that is the reason why we go all in with the promotion of initiatives, subventions and solidary programs that encourage equity, education and development.
Humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic since 1950. Only 9% of plastic waste is recycled and the vast majority ends up in landfills and in the environment, where it disintegrates into microparticles that pollute water and air, harm marine wildlife and are ultimately consumed by humans.
The plastics's invasion of the planet is a reality. Just remember that the plastic waste island floating in the Pacific Ocean now measures 1.6 million km2. If we want to save the planet, the time has come for each and every one of us to take action.
Each person generates 0.74 kilos of waste per day. And in the coming years this figure is expected to increase. The old paradigm of producing, using and throwing away is flooding the world with rubbish. Solutions such as reuse, recycling and energy recovery are more important than ever. Electronic waste has become big business in the very place where waste generates the most damage, the Third World.
Bringing together the pieces to be featured at an exhibition is a very sensitive process. It involves valuable and unique works of art, with the packaging and transportation of each the responsibility of specialist companies and professionals.
Technology has revolutionised the way we consume, interact and stay informed. However, it can also be useful for solving social and environmental problems. We know it as social technology and it is helping us meet the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Experts calculate that over eight tonnes of non-biodegradable plastic end up in the seas and oceans every year. In the fight against this enemy, it is vital for the big supermarkets to take a stand, but small plastic-free supermarkets like unPacked in Madrid and YES FUTURE in Barcelona are pioneers in a battle that is being fought with weapons like bulk buying, reusing containers and using cloth shopping bags.