Zero -Waste Shopping Solutions
Reducing our dependency on single use disposable plastic is a simple and easy place to start doing better for the planet.
Bringing your own 100% organic cotton bags with you when you shop is not only easy to do, but will help you bring less trash into your home. Buying items in bulk is also very cost effective, and will generally make you feel more connected to the food you eat.
Zero - Waste Art Packing materials
It's time the art market steps up to help the planet. Using harmful disposable plastic packing is becoming unacceptable in a space that depends on beauty and creativity to thrive.
CO/FO was created to make it easy for businesses to switch to better practice, and has identified that the art industry has a responsibility to directly respond to the global climate crisis. Curators, Artists, Galleries and Museums all need to re-think their actions and start switching to more environmentally friendly packing materials, now that the solutions are here!
Why we need to ditch plastic in the art industry.
Plastic wrap contributes to the larger plastic pollution crisis, it’s difficult to recycle, and it’s made from potentially harmful chemicals, especially as they break down in the environment.
Thin, flimsy, plastic, like bubble wrap and film are difficult to recycle; without specialized equipment they clog machines. And even when plastic is recycled, it's costlier than using virgin materials. When it ends up in landfills or incinerators, both PVC and PVDC can release a highly toxic chemical called dioxin, says the World Health Organization.
In marine environments, plastic contributes to a larger plastic pollution crisis, but unlike other plastics, scientists are finding that PVC and PVDC do great jobs of picking up bacteria and metals. Those contaminated pieces of microplastic then harm the fish that mistake them for food.