The scale and visible nature of the plastic pollution problem has captured grassroots imagination like no other environmental issue
Polymateria was set up in 2015 to understand why efforts to address this issue had largely failed and bring together new scientific approaches to scale and address the problem.
Jonathan & Lee
We founded Polymateria as we wanted to create a British company with the ambition and capability to be the global leader in solving the world’s fugitive plastic epidemic.
If current trends continue, the total amount of plastics in the natural environment will reach 4 billion tons by 2050 with packaging accounting for roughly two thirds of this (polypropylene packaging alone accounts for 130 million tons.)
32% of this leakage winds up in the ocean with 68% remaining on land. Reducing the amount of plastics that would end up in the oceans alone by 2050 would cost c 1.6 trillion USD.
4 billion tonnes
of plastics in the natural environment by 2050 if current trends continue
to catch the fugitive plastic that is currently destined to be in our oceans by 2050
Global flow of packaging material (2015)
Tackling leaked post-consumer plastic wastes on land
Littered plastic or plastic leaked out of waste collection system into the natural environment.
4 billion tonnes
Estimated amount of fugitive plastic by 2050.
Plastic found in the ocean which initially comes from leaked waste on land.
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Founder & Board member
Jonathan has 20 plus years experience across retail, manufacturing and the distribution business, with a special focus on multi-consumer brands and intellectual property.
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