Changing habits can be hard! Learned patterns don't die easily, and trying to change something that's been the norm for you for years is hard work. Thankfully ditching the habit of single-use plastic bags doesn't have to be one of them. Netkoolr is changing the world for the better, and encouraging fashion conscious food shoppers around the world to reduce their impact on our oceans - by removing single-use plastics from the equation.
The End for Single-Use Plastic
Single-use plastic bags are the most significant contributor to plastic particle debris and microplastic pollution in the world's oceans, with recent studies showing that there may now be an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic floating around in our seas. To put it another way - this amounts to a whopping 269,000 tonnes (that's 11 x times as heavy as the Statue of Liberty).
Each year an estimated 100,000 marine mammals and approximately 1,000,000 sea birds are killed by carelessly discarded plastics, with single-use plastic being the biggest offender. With these statistics in mind, there has never been a more crucial time to go plastic-free, and Netkoolr has come up with an ingenious and stylish way of contributing to the reduction of single-use plastic.
Credits: Seathos Foundation / Change.org
Our NETK Lining (patent-pending) and four-layer thermal insulation materials have been designed for practical cold storage of any food or drink - removing the need for single-use plastic bags to carry your groceries or lunch.
Remembering to grab a hand full of single-use plastic bags on the way to the store will become a thing of the past; simply accessorize with a Madelle tote bag instead. Designed in the style of a traditional shoulder bag, the Madelle offers an eco-friendly, plastic-free solution to insulating your food shopping. Keeps items cold for up to 8 hours and hot for up to 4 hours, making them the ideal accessory for day excursions or picnics in the park.
Scientists have recently discovered that microplastics have now made their way deep into the polar icecaps. Recent scientific discoveries in the Arctic now show that frozen Arctic sea ice contains a whopping 12,000 microplastic particles per liter of ice. Microplastics are not visible to the human eye but are tiny particles from plastic that has broken down from old plastic packaging and often from single-use plastic bags. They may not look harmful at first but, once ingested, are the cause of death for many birds, small marine creatures and mammals.
You can do your part to halt the production of single-use plastic by preparing your lunches at home before you go to work; reducing the need for single-use plastic wrapping and packaging. For this purpose, we designed the Koki lunch bag. The Koki is a chic, insulated lunch bag; functionally designed to be 100% leak-proof and plastic-free. Professionally styled with non-toxic materials, the Koki comes in a variety of soft tones made to compliment any outfit.
Sustainable, Plastic-Free Design with Netkoolr
You can help usher in the new paradigm of how people consider their environment. Reducing single-use plastic bags and going plastic-free will go a long way in helping reduce the thousands of tonnes of plastic that goes to waste every year. Even now, there are roughly 8 million pieces of plastic, making their way into our oceans every day!
With Netkoolr we can revolutionize an industry, and who says we can't look good while doing it. Read more about our company ethos here.