By now we all know that plastic waste not handled properly contributes to the huge microplastic ecological problem. It’s a pity that it has taken so long for most of us to finally become aware of it, and a greater pity that not enough is being done about it. So the big question then becomes one of what can we in our particular industry can do about it.

As with any problem of this magnitude the solution isn’t a single, one-off cure. It starts with small, individual efforts that gradually snowball until, collectively, they solve the problem. These individual efforts have to come from our industry where some of our output is on plastic and related materials that contribute to the overall plastic waste problem.

As individual businesses in the sign industry we should constantly be aware of the problem, keep informed, and look for alternatives to the problematic materials we use.

What is your shop doing about this?