Marin debris is the rubbish of our everyday lives that makes its way into our ocean. Rubbish travels over land, down streams, rivers and storm drains to the oceans. Once in the ocean, it can drift thousands of miles from its origin to the most remote ocean places, leaving a wake of destruction in its path. Every year, debris kills thousands of marine animals and sea birds, chokes coral reffs and smothers critical environtments. It also contaminates our beaches and favorite recreation sites. Better information about sources and impact is extremely important to drive changes in infrastructure and waste management policies at all levels. Who is responsible? All of us. Together we can help prevent and clear up this mess for a clean, healthy ocean planet.

Eco-friendly packaging is easily recycled, and is safe for individuals and the environment. It makes use of renewable energy, and uses as much renewable or recycled materials as possible. It is also known as green packaging, or sustainable packaging. Eco packaging causes less damage to the environment than other types of packaging due to falling in to one of 3 possible categories:

• It can be reused
• It can be recycled
• It’s biodegradable

Some eco packaging items can be used again in their original form, others are made of materials that can be recycled and made into something else and others simply decompose in an environmentally friendly way.

Looking out for the future of our environment is the primary reason Rico & Plato use environmentally friendly packaging. We should all be aware of the impact of our actions on the environment around us, and take some responsibility for those actions.

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