As the world’s reliance on plastic has grown in the last several decades, so too has the amount of waste that stems from its use. In 2015 alone, more than 300 million tons of plastic waste was generated. Dealing with this volume of waste is challenging, with most of it ending up in landfills, dumps or contaminating the environment. According to a recent report from the United Nations Environment Program, if current consumption patterns and waste management practices continue, there will be around 12 billion metric tons of plastic litter in landfills and the environment by 2050.
It is against this backdrop that PROTĒAN™ was developed to offer manufacturers and consumers a more environmentally-responsible choice by reducing the toll of plastic waste and the bioaccumulation of harmful fluorocarbons and numerous other petroleum-based packaging additives. We are trying to reduce global reliance on plastic and a variety of other non-green paper additives including, but not limited to, plasticizers waxes, acrylates, wet strength compounds like epichlorohydrin.