We are the youngest inhabitants of the planet and yet, our actions have had the biggest impact on the pale blue dot.
The proof is in the pudding, or to be specific, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. An accumulation of plastic waste roughly three times the size of France is a stark reminder of what thoughtless consumption is doing to the earth.
But what does this mean for the future? Will we continue to consume the way we do or will we move to a more mindful state of being?
Where things are going
In 2019, Amazon launched a fully recyclable paper padded mailer that protects products during shipping while taking up less space in transit.
The recyclable mailer is made of four layers of paper and a water-based cushioning material using components commonly found in the glue used to make cardboard.