What can we take away from our takeaways?

How many of us order a takeaway on a friday night and think about all of the plastic packaging that it comes with?

No. We are too busy enjoying not having to cook or wash up after a busy week at work!

As a company predominantly supplying and manufacturing items made from plastic, we need to be kept in the loop about the latest news to do with this contentious material!

2022 has brought even more controversy around the amount of plastic we use in our daily lives.

In March 2022 in the first ever study, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands, found the presence of plastic particles in the bloodstream of 77% of the participants that were tested.

Latest Study

Professor Vethaak, who carried out the study said that he and his family intentionally limit their consumption of plastic covered products because the impact to our health can be really detrimental and can lead to chronic inflammation.

In the UK alone we use and throw away billions of disposable food containers and utensils every year, according to a new report by Eunomia for Friends of the Earth.

And as we know, disposing of them doesn’t mean they disappear. A lot of disposables are landfilled, blown or washed into waterways or end up as yet more plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans.

Perhaps we’ll think twice now before we order a takeaway – knowing the impact that those harmless looking containers cause.

Big Plastic Count

The news this last few weeks has seen the National ‘Big Plastic Count’ organised by Everyday Plastic & Greenpeace erupt across the country.

Data gathered will help build a national picture of the scale of plastic packaging being binned, how much is being recycled, and will give participants an opportunity to find out what is happening to their rubbish.

It would appear that the US is the only country in the world that uses more plastic per person per year than us in the UK.

That’s a frightening fact!

Protecting our environment and reducing the amount of plastic we all use is something we at Phillips are keen to assist with.

We are so lucky to live on such a beautiful planet but it certainly won’t stay that way, if as a Human race we continue to abuse it.

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