Plastic and the Environment
The world is becoming rife with plastic. We are all now all too familiar with images of beautiful animals who are in distress, injured or have died due to the excess packaging filling our oceans and landfills.
I believe we can all make a big difference together, just by making small changes.
Although I have always made a conscious to save, re-use and recycle, now I have started making further changes to both my personal life, and with the products I am creating as Ali Chappell-Bates Art.
Nearly all the packaging I use to ship with is either recyclable or biodegradable. With larger items, all my 'filler' padding (including air pockets) is actually already re-used and is recyclable too.
I am currently cutting down on the use of unnecessary plastic.
Greetings cards, notebooks and journals will not be provided in a cellophane sleeve.
Personally I don't see the need to use a cello bag at all, we have just become accustomed to it.
In some rare cases I may need to ship products in cello or poly bags. However, they are all recyclable and some are already recycled.
Please put your cello bags in the recycling!
I am now researching the use of alternative biodegradable and compostable options.