Plastics The Go Massive mission is to help
startups and corporates bring
emerging technologies to the
forefront to help end plastic waste
in the environment.
Plastic pervades our surroundings, valued for its strength, lightness, and affordability. Unfortunately, a significant portion, around 50%, is used just once and then discarded, constituting single-use plastic found in water bottles, packaging, and grocery bags. While many types of plastic are recyclable, the lack of municipal infrastructure hampers the energy-intensive recycling process, which demands substantial energy and water resources.
The environmental challenge extends beyond managing plastic waste; its production is a primary contributor to carbon emissions, exacerbating global warming. Creating plastic requires significant energy and resources, with over 90% derived from fossil fuels. Experts project that if current trends persist, plastic production could contribute to 20% of global oil consumption and 15% of carbon emissions in 30 years. Remarkably, producing bottled water consumes 2000 times more energy than producing tap water