More than half a century ago, a businessman advised a youthful Dustin Hoffman of the future in a single word: “Plastics.”
While this became a cute catchphrase from the landmark film, The Graduate, the reality is, plastics are poison: not just for people, but for the environment.
In 2017, the industry generated 35.4 million tons of plastic in the U.S. alone. And because this synthetic polymer is so durable, it has a lifespan humans have yearned to reach for millennia: eternal.
What’s more, plastic doesn’t degrade. So it ends up in landfills still made of whole cloth, so to speak. If it somehow circumvents the landfill, it ends up in our air, soil, and waterways, polluting our oceans and endangering marine life.
Fortunately, those on the frontiers of conservation and technology are creating ways to protect our oceans and wildlife from man-made dangers.
Here at Impact Absorbents, saving marine life and marinas is a key aspect of our mission as well. For instance, our XSORB Oil Select Bi-Boom removes all petroleum-based products in the marine environment, including waterways, holding ponds, boating areas, contaminated barrels, sumps, and more, leaving only clean water behind. It’s constructed of two absorbent socks for added absorption, and comes with rope, netting and hooks for easy use and disposal.
XSORB Bi-Boom is licensed as an oil spill clean up agent by the California Department of Fish and Game, and, like all Impact Absorbents solutions, isnon-toxic and environmentally friendly.
You may want to have some XSORB Oil Select Spill Clean up Absorbent on hand, too. XSORB dry spill clean up solutions pair well with any of our absorbent pads, rolls, booms, socks, or drums.
We know, as modern humans, how much we’ve all come to rely on the convenience of man-made creations such as plastic. And it’s up to us to step up now and own what we’ve created. Our wildlife — and our own lives — depends on us becoming more sustainable, in outlook and behavior.
If they film a remake of The Graduate, perhaps the word whispered in a latter-day Dustin’s ear will be, “Renewables.”