bioGo is a UK-based social enterprise spreading awareness and supplying the nation with alternatives to single-use plastic.
13 billion plastic carrier bags are used in the UK each year. Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. This plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose.
What’s more, the use of plastic in Western Europe is growing about 4% each year, when we should be looking to decrease it! The situation is just as bleak when it comes to disposable coffee cups, packaging, and other typical uses of single-use, disposable plastic.
A lack of education on plastic and awareness of it’s harmful impact (both on us and the ecosystems of billions of marine wildlife) is the problem.
With awareness comes understanding, and with understanding comes change! Our hope is to create a tiny ripple on the incoming wave of awareness, so that we can create a future where marine wildlife still exists.