An estimated 300 million tons of plastic are produced and thrown away every year. Given that the stuff doesn’t break down easily over time, this is extremely bad news for the environments in which it accumulates.
Source: 20-Year-Old To Launch World’s First Ocean Cleaning System In 2016
Finally there is some movement regarding cleaning up the oceans from all the garbage that is floating around in the water before it lands on our beaches. The garbage mountain in the Pacific Ocean is a major environmental disaster, so this issue has to be taken seriously before it’s to late.
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