Plastic is one of the most useful and important materials in modern society.
However, concern about the environmental impacts of plastic on the world’s ecosystems are growing.
The facts . . .
- 280 million tonnes of plastic is produced globally each year.
- 220 million tonnes of plastic ends up in landfill
- 20 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans,
- the balance is recycled, remains in use or unreported
Global Demand for Construction Aggregates to Exceed 48
Billion Metric Tons in 2016
The huge mass of plastic waste floating in the Caribbean
Maui's Ark - Plastic in our Oceans
a vimeo presentation by Stephen Harris