Single Use Plastic Elimination or Reduction
SUPER (Single Use Plastic Elimination or Reduction) is an online and mobile service that allows businesses and individuals to calculate their Single Use Plastic Footprint, get certified and recognized for a low Single Use Plastic Footprint; and understand how to keep moving forward in elimination and reduction. The whole process is easy, and scalable.
SUPER is a 501(c)3 nonprofit startup project incubated by Kumu.
It is time
Plastic Pollution has reached alarming proportions. Plastics production has surged over the past 50 years, from 15 million tons in 1964 to 311 million tons in 2014, and is expected to double again over the next 20 years. Half of plastics produced are single use, designed to become garbage; a staggering 32% of which escapes collection, and enters our environment to become plastic pollution, Today 100% of the world’s beaches are polluted with plastics, some of them microscopic; and according to the Word Economic Forum, the world’s oceans will contain have more plastic than fish by 2050. Nearly all humans, newborns included, test positive for hazardous plastic additive BPA (*). Nations, regions and cities around the world, and the European Union, are passing legislation and taking measures to eliminate or reduce single use plastics.
(*) Sources: Annual Review of Marine Science, World Economic Forum and Center for Disease Control and Prevention.