We’re all familiar with the images of giant plastic garbage patches which have been discovered in our oceans.
Estimates are that up to 7 million tonnes of plastic waste is reaching our oceans per year. Spread across millions of square kilometres.
Plastic waste, including microplastics, is putting the health of marine life at risk. And, in turn, there is growing concern about the potential impact of these microplastics entering the human food chain.
Polystyrene has been established as a high utility polymer over many years due to its cost, weight, insulating properties and ease of manufacture.
The seafood industry is a heavy user of polybins, which are now being recognised as a major waste management issue:
Because of this, supermarket and food service operators are now actively looking to ban polystyrene from their business.
FishCap is a viable alternative to polystyrene packaging.