In 2010, eight million tons of plastic trash ended up in the ocean from coastal countries—far more than the total that has been measured floating on the surface in the ocean’s “garbage patches.”
That’s the bad news. The even worse news is that the tonnage is on target to increase tenfold in the next decade unless the world finds a way to improve how garbage is collected and managed.
There is absolutely no excuse for using single use plastics and we need to act now. Not only is this causing drastic climate change but is also killing the marine life and nature.
- Seabirds and marine life are found with their stomachs full of plastic items
- Plastic are killing the coral reefs
- Plastics is found everywhere even the remotest parts of land and sea
Are We Also Eating Plastics?
This novel 3-D animation video from National Geographic dives into how our consumption of plastics has affected marine species deaths and increased human health risks, and it explores possible long-term solutions.
To read more and watch the video on how to keep plastics away from our oceans click here
The Guardian has provided results of a study that shows how bad the plastic footprint actually is. Please read the article here. Noting the huge carbon footprint associated with plastics…
“…This plastic binge threatens attempts to meet the Paris climate agreement. It means that by 2050 plastic will be responsible for up to 13% of the total “carbon budget” – equivalent to 615 coal-fired power plants – says the research published on Thursday….”