More Plastic Than Fish In The Oceans By 2050, Report Warns

2016-01-28T16:31:12+00:00 January 21, 2016|
Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Credit: Steven Guerrisi/ Flickr)

(Click to enlarge) Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Credit: Steven Guerrisi/ Flickr)

Oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050 unless the world takes radical action to stop rubbish leaking into the seas, a major new report has warned.

(From the Telegraph) — At least 8 million tonnes of plastic already ends up in the ocean every year – the equivalent of a rubbish truck of waste every minute, according to the report from the World Economic Forum.

The rate of plastic pollution is only expected to increase as more and more plastic is used globally, especially in emerging economies with weaker waste and recycling regimes.

Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/12108522/More-plastic-than-fish-in-the-oceans-by-2050-report-warns.html