Sunday, July 10, 2016

By 2050, there will be more plastic then fish in the sea

That's the shocking result of a new World Economic Forum report:
We’re putting so much of the cheap, non-biodegradable packaging material into the ocean that by 2050, ocean plastic will literally outweigh ocean fish. 
“This report demonstrates the importance of triggering a revolution in the plastics industrial ecosystem and is a first step to showing how to transform the way plastics move through our economy,” said WEF’s Dominic Waughray when the report was unveiled at Davos this week. 
The amount of plastic in the ocean today is estimated at 150 million metric tons (tonnes). Worldwide plastic production is expected to double within the next 20 years—having already multiplied by 20 since 1964.
More at the source.

I guess it's a very good thing that scientists might have found a bacteria that eats plastic...

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