After we have refused what we don't need, reduced what we need, and reused what we consume, there is little left that needs to be recycled. At the end of a product's life, they either end up getting recycled or in landfills/incinerators. Recycling is always a better option than the latter.
When we reuse the goods we consume, we keep the goods and materials out of the waste stream and increase their useful lives. It greatly reduces the strain on valuable resources needed to produce new goods constantly.
Buy less, choose well, make it last. Reducing consumption is not only about eliminating plastic from our lives, but anything that is single use or has poor quality design to only last a short period of time.
In collaboration with the creative folks at local kids fashion brand, Maison Q, we will be upcycling fabric ends from the Maison Q collection to reusable beeswax wraps as giveaways to invited guests.
The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world's oceans of plastic. A full-scale deployment of the systems is estimated to clean up 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years.