We can’t get away from plastic. For example, it makes sense to have plastic storage containers if you live in a flood zone or just want to keep bugs out of your stuff. Maybe you’re a struggling mom who can only afford cheap plastic toys instead of the nicer wooden toys. Plastic is even in our clothes! It’s the plastic in polyester that stops it from shrinking, keeps it soft, and makes it durable.
Plastic is cheap and lasts forever. But it’s the last part that is both a blessing and a curse. They don’t degrade and just continue to accumulate. It is estimated only 9% of it ends up being recycled. Sometimes wild life or marine life mistake it for food and ingest it. Did you know that through miscellaneous means, the average human consumes approximately a credit card amount of plastic each week?
While we can’t go completely plastic-free, we weigh every decision with the environment in mind. Everything at Meerkits is mindfully designed and curated down to the packaging.
Our mission is to create a more sustainable world one step at a time. Recycling is great, but reusing is even better.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.