But wait, I recycle you say!?
We did too, until we learnt that only about 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled, 12% incinerated and the rest, accumulates in landfills, or the ocean.
As an avid scuba diver, I’ve always been fond of marine life and the natural environment. Unfortunately, this also made me witness first hand how the proliferation of plastics has impacted our planet. But a visit to my home town in Malaysia was the final tipping point, to my horror the world started illegally using my city as a dumping ground for their plastic pollution.
Watching my husband zealously recycling in our apartment in Singapore as he had learned how to do when growing up in Sydney struck me as absurd, how is it that we buy then discard so much single-use plastic?
I became focused on where I could cut down my own plastic consumption and contribute. I found myself frustrated at how difficult it was to find eco-friendly yet convenient, effective and inexpensive alternatives. Having juggled a busy career and personal life of my own, I understand the current predicament of going green.
That is how Plano was conceived - we work with the best formulators, designers and makers to rethink our everyday products to create convenient choices that are not only beautiful and good for the earth, but good for your home and your wallet.
We hope you'll join us and be #planolifers!
Stay clean, stay green,
Founder & CEO