By 2021, you will no longer be able to buy plastic balloon holders, plastic cutlery and plates, and a whole host of other single use plastics in the 28-country bloc. That means 508 million people will not be consuming this throw away petrochemical stuff.
We talked with people of all ages and diverse occupations, they all had a similar story to tell. The last four to five years of intense red tides and algae blooms have devastated their livelihoods, caused them or their young children health consequences, and forced them to question how much longer they can call the Fort Myers area home.
Some of these technologies may sound futuristic and far afield, like something featured in the ‘Jettsons’, but the reality is that the future is here. We not only have tools to cut emissions and seek a zero carbon future, we have and are developing tools that can capture particulate matter pollution.