This is a significant problem
The main problem is that most of plastic is born as disposable: plastic bags, food wrappers and bottles are used for a short time but remain in the environment as waste for hundreds of years.
Do you know that…
- more than 90% of plastic produced has not been recycled
- plastic materials pollute and alter the marine ecosystem
- when plastic ends in the ocean is almost impossible to recover it because it degrades into microplastic