Huge Quantities of Plastic Waste are Accumulating in the Environment

According to a report published September 18, 2020 in Science Magazine by an international group of researchers “… We assessed the impact of three broad management strategies, plastic waste reduction, waste management, and environmental recovery, at different levels of effort to estimate plastic emissions to 2030 for 173 countries. We estimate that 19 to 23 million metric tons, or 11%, of plastic waste generated globally in 2016 entered aquatic ecosystems. Considering the ambitious commitments currently set by governments, annual emissions may reach up to 53 million metric tons per year by 2030. To reduce emissions to a level well below this prediction, extraordinary efforts to transform the global plastics economy are needed …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastic #Recycling