Enel X’s new range of JuiceBox home chargers combine sustainability and e-mobility, with a case made of recycled plastic and a design that focuses on reuse and recycling. The combination, particularly for items made of plastic, is becoming more important by the day.
This is particularly evident in the world’s oceans. The Pacific Ocean, for example, roughly between California and Japan, is home to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The water there consists of a cloudy soup of tiny plastic particles called microplastics, mixed with larger debris such as fishing gear, bottles and shoes.
In water, plastic breaks into smaller and smaller particles that ultimately enter the food chain, doing huge harm to ocean life along the way. The damage that abandoned plastic is doing to all the oceans – there are similar vortexes in the south Pacific and the Atlantic – is one of the strongest arguments for recycling as much of the substance as possible, reusing it to prevent it from getting into the ocean.