What Sustainable Really Means

Everybody's on board the eco train these days, trumpeting their recycled plastic packaging and reusable canvas bags that save trees. This is all good, and we need a lot more of it.

Consider how the International Institute for Sustainable Development describes its mission: "To address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today — ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic rules, a changing climate." That's pretty ambitious, and comprehensive.

The IISD's programs comprise Economic law and policy, Energy, Water, SDG knowledge, and the amorphously titled Resilience: "strengthening the capacities of human and natural systems to cope, adapt and reorganize" — perhaps the most challenging aspect of all. Humans may be natural adapters, but that doesn't mean we're ready to give up our elaborate to-go coffee orders or single-use throwaway beverage bottles, which end up littering the ocean floor.

Eco-Friendly, Effective, and Economical

Impact Absorbents understands the dilemma, which is why we've been committed to creating premier, eco-friendly spill clean up and spill containment solutions since our founding in 1992. Our extensive line of absorbents and safety products is effective, economical, and eco-green, making whichever spill solution you select safe for both you and the environment.

Whether you need a heavier formula that will stay down in windy conditions, such as XSORB Outdoor All-Purpose Absorbent, a FiberLink Universal Boom to mold around industrial machinery, or some high capacity Oil Absorbent Pads to prevent petroleum from infiltrating the man-made pond you're designing for a luxury property, we've got you covered.

Living sustainably means every choice we make contributes to the good of the planet and all her inhabitants. Remember Teddy Roosevelt's brilliant maxim: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

We're making this effort collectively as a company. And individually, with fewer single-use plastic drink bottles — and perhaps some reusable coffee cups, with lids…

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