What is Killastic?
Killastic is a term to describe non-plastic biodegradable products created in order to minimize use of plastic which poses a threat to the environment and all forms of life on our planet. The word has been invented by Krishna Bhatta, the founder and CEO of ABI College, London following the final episode of BBC Blue Planet II which showed the devastating impact of plastics on marine life caused by its increasing and excessive use.
There are currently 8 billion tons of plastic waste on Earth which is equivalent to more than a ton of waste for each person inhabiting our planet.
The plastic problem
Plastic products are devastating for our environment due to the fact that plastic cannot be digested by living organisms as a part of natural ecosystems, and it does not readily decompose (typically 1000 years plus). Plastic is composed of many toxic pollutants which are released into the environment as plastic is mechanically broken down into very small particles by physical processes. These have many harmful effects to both human health and wellbeing and life on land and in our seas and are difficult to eradicate because of their durability. For these reasons plastics are rapidly accumulating and creating escalating problems for all aspects of life on earth. This is why it is ESSENTIAL that we have effective and concerted intervention.
The Killastic solution:
There are a range of actions that we can all take individually to ensure that we stop this environmental threat from unnecessary plastic use. These include:
- The use of Killastic products only reusable bags and bottles for example
- The purchase of products with little or no plastic packaging
- The reuse of any plastic products you may have
- Making changes to your trash habits
- Raising awareness about plastic pollution with your family, friends , colleagues and community leaders
- Having conversations about the problem with political representatives and lawmakers and getting involved with government at all levels so that they give priority to the issue
- Joining or forming a local environmental ‘ clear-up’ group.
Business and organisations:
- Withdrawing plastic checkout bags from commercial outlets
- Banning the use of polystyrene food containers by food vendors and restaurants
- Making continuous small changes to environmental habits to achieve a cumulatively large and significant impact.
Think globally, act locally-Together we can make a difference!