According to recent Urban Development Studies, 300 million tons of plastic waste are being generated annually, and that number is increasing dramatically every year. Currently, the third leading source of all of this waste is plastic bags. About 1 trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide, and as a result, we see them everywhere: at stores, in our homes, on the streets, and even in various natural habitats. As we continue to use plastic bags, they are becoming a tremendous issue as they pile up in our homes with nowhere to go. Additionally, because plastic bags “photo-degrade” instead of biodegrade, they accumulate in oceans and landfills for around 450 years, releasing toxins into the environment as they break down into smaller pieces. This has led to forest destruction, clogged drains (which leads to flood risks), and garbage-ridden oceans.
After witnessing the scale of the plastic bag problem in our own lives, we set out to find an innovative solution. By producing a water-soluble and eco-friendly alternative, we offer an innovative and convenient alternative to traditional plastic bags. With zero-waste Solupal bags placed at store checkouts, we empower everyday shoppers to be environmentally conscious without a high commitment.