There is a lot to say about being recyclable. There is a lot to say about the Amazon River; its history, discovery, myths, scale, and on and on, but when I was there I saw two things; its raw beauty and its potential. The raw beauty speaks for itself; none of my pictures capture it quite like the one below, taken at sunset, but the potential deserves a bit more of an explanation.
First, the sheer number of species that live in the Amazon. Estimates state that 10% of the world’s, estimated 8.7 million, species live there. The potential for learning about and possibly using those species, for things like medicine, is enormous. Humans are discovering species of animals and plants in the Amazon at an amazing rate. The Discovery of approximately 1200 new species occurred between 1999 and 2009 alone. Another count from 2010 to 2013 found that 441 new species of plants and animals were found in a remote part of the Amazon rain forest. This set of findings includes my favorite, a monkey that purrs like a cat when it is happy. It is important to discover more and learn more about the 1.2 million species that humans have discovered, out of the estimated 8.7 million species that live there!
Immeasurable Implications for our Environment
The Amazon is important not just for reasons having to do with discovery. Its potential for mitigating mankind’s effect on the earth is also there. It holds about a fifth of planet Earth's freshwater and absorbs roughly 20% of the atmospheric carbon we produce.
We are proud to offer our fully recyclable Intercept Technology™ packaging, especially as an alternative for oils, greases, and non-recyclable products that are commonly used in industries around the world.
We are stand by our commitment through our Intercept Technology™ products because they deliver results in a way that doesn't impact or harm the environment, which is critical for protecting our world, both here at home, as well as in one of the most important and beautiful parts of this earth, the Amazon basin.