The scourge of plastic pollution

ECOLOGY

The use of plastic is increasing, leading a considerable amount of materials, nearly indestructible, more or less light floating on the surface of the seas and oceans, or depositing their funds, when they do not fail on beaches everywhere around the world.
Welcome to the world of plastic pollution!

1697971 dechets plastiques au large des acores

The plastic pollution

We produce more and more plastic. We made many plastic since year 2000 that throughout the last century !
The packaging for our consumer products are mostly plastic of all kinds. Our beverages are sold in plastic bottles rather than glass bottles. The problem is that these packages are generally used only once and that contrary to popular belief, only a small fraction is recycled. What’s going on? Well these plastics are buried or burned but a significant portion is found in the oceans. All waste ending in the marine environment, the volume of pollution from plastic materials is estimated at nearly 80 %. According to other estimates, almost 10% of plastic is produced annually in the world is found in the oceans , or about 10 million tons of trash.

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