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Blue Avocado and Project Kaisei Give Plastic Bags a Punch at Hub Cancun COP16

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7th Dec 2010

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It's been estimated that over 500 billion plastic bags are made each year. That's 500,000,000,000. How much of that actually gets recycled is estimated to be as low as 1% to 6%. That means BILLIONS of plastic bags end up all over the planet and in our oceans.

But the good news is the movement against plastic pollution is growing!

You can help the movement grow too by reducing and reusing and recycling. And Blue Avocado's gro-pak grocery bag kits help make that fun and easy to do. The sustainable system includes everything from large multi-use bags to stylish totes to ventilated produce bags, all made using recycled materials. The newest lines are made from 50% recycled REPREVE polyester fibers which are traceable, transparent and certifiably sustainable using both post consumer (PET bottles) and post industrial fiber waste.

The Blue Avocado bags have been making a big splash at Hub Cancun COP16 to the delight of eco-veterans and newbies alike. And they ve been sneaking their way into our supermarket trips ever since they've arrived. And rumor has it that plastic pollution will be getting an ever bigger blow with a cool Kaisei Kit on the way soon. Watch this space!

Click here to watch Project Kaisei founder Doug Woodring talk to Hub about oceans and the plastic pollution problem.


Project Kaisei is a non-profit organization focused on increasing awareness of the scale of marine debris, its impact on the environment, and the solutions for both preventions and clean up. For more information go to http://www.projectkaisei.org

To find out more about Blue Avocado and their commitment to fighting plastic pollution and see their full range of reusable products go to http://www.blueavocado.com.

Another way you can help the Ocean! Book all of your hotels on Expedia's new site - http://travelrelief.org/project-kaisei/ and click Project Kaisei. They will get 8% of all bookings, at no cost to you!!! Thanks for spreading the word.