The sheer volume of plastic pollution in the world today is massive. Plastic cannot degrade, and therefore, its toxicity continually wrecks havoc on oceans, animals, waterways, and people. It is expected that by 2050, the seas will have more plastic than fish by weight.
Over the past few years, the fashion industry has been rocked by new, exciting trends steering towards sustainability, fair trade, and environmental awareness. For instance, it is impossible not to notice the decline in popularity of products such as animal furs, which are increasingly being looked down upon by the modern tastemakers of the fashion industry.
At the current rates of how the world is developing and using its resources, this “standard” of a lifestyle is just not sustainable. Fortunately, a ton of movements is raising awareness of the matter and trying to convince people to change their ways and become more environmentally friendly. Globalization might have been the pushing power to reach this point
One major topic that is currently storming in the debating table is our environment. In recent decades in the environments we are currently living is changing more rapidly than the 40 or 50 years ago. But these changes of environment are not bringing any good news for the inhabitants of this world.
The worldwide awareness on environment and health is likely to provide new opportunities on jute, due to its environment-friendly characteristics. Jute and kenaf have been employed for centuries as packaging materials. In recent times they are found to be a valuable aid to sound environmental management.