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The Amount Of Plastic In Oceans Will Triple by 2025, Says Major Report

Posted by on March 22, 2018 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
The Amount Of Plastic In Oceans Will Triple by 2025, Says Major Report

In a recent report by the UK Government Office for Science titled “Future of the Sea,” a grim scenario is painted with regards to ocean pollution by plastics. The report states that total plastic in the oceans will increase from 50 million metric tons in 2015 to 150 million metric tons by 2025, and since there is little to no political action or orchestrated effort to reduce the usage and dependency on plastics, this number will continue to climb from there.

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Sad: Humans Have Created 9 Billion Tons of Plastic in 67 Years

Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
Sad: Humans Have Created 9 Billion Tons of Plastic in 67 Years

Scientists recently calculated how much plastic humans have produced since 1950, and the conclusion is mind-boggling: 9 billion tons, or 8.3 billion metric tons.

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We’ve Thrown So Much Plastic Into the Ocean That Now We’re Literally Eating It

Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 32 Comments
We’ve Thrown So Much Plastic Into the Ocean That Now We’re Literally Eating It

Humans produce in excess of 300 million tons of plastic each year (equivalent to the combined weight of all adult humans on earth) and nearly “half of this we use just once [and] then throw it away.”

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There Will Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Ocean by 2050 (If We Don’t Change)

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 46 Comments
There Will Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Ocean by 2050 (If We Don’t Change)

The ocean is expected to contain one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight). This is because of plastic pollution.

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Fishing Nets Become Skateboards in Chile

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Fishing Nets Become Skateboards in Chile

Discarded fishnets amounts to 10% of the oceans’ plastic waste. Net Positiva is Chile’s first collection and recycling program for fishnets.

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