An Ocean of Plastic
Since the discovery of plastic, 6.3 billion tons of waste has been produced. And only 9% has been recycled. The rest? Neglected in open dumps, rivers, along coastlines, and thus, in the Ocean.
Pollution that comes from the shore
Once at sea, it is too late. Only 1% of plastic waste floats, while the rest sinks or degrades itself into micro-particles, impossible to recover. To effectively fight against plastic pollution, we must turn off the pollution tap and act from its source: ashore.
Developing countries: there is an urgency
80% of marine pollution comes from developing countries’ coastal cities. In those regions, both collecting and recycling systems are often non-existent due to a lack of proper resources. Besides, these countries frequently receive additional waste from developed countries. Thus, due to a lack of waste management in these areas, the plastic, therefore, ends up in the Ocean.
We’ve got work to do! So let’s roll up our sleeves!