In the Indian state, Assam, has been working for three years a school that, instead of money, takes plastic for recycling.
Researchers found on tropical beaches more than 230 tonnes of plastic, with almost a million shoes and 370,000 toothbrushes.
In the 1940s began the mass production of plastics. Since then the versatile polymers have spread rapidly across the globe. It goes without saying that plastics have made life easier in many ways, but disposing of the materials is a growing problem. Researchers in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology declared that the average USA citizen consumes more than 70,000 particles of microplastics per year, though the health effects of that consumption stay still unclear.
Even 10 years ago no one could have imagined that garbage may be a reason for a diplomatic scandal. But now in a world of climate change urgency this looks like real. The story of 6 years negotiations, discussions, and threats over litter between Philippines and Canada has finally resolved in peaceful way this week.
This weeks shocking news reminded us how deep we are all in plastic. Alongside with the usual plastic present in peoples everyday life, plastic occurs to be in places you’ll never think of. A plastic bag was found at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, where scientists were looking for representatives of animal world, not human’s. This reminds us that plastic pollution problem becomes rampant. How all the planet came to this environmental catastrophe and how to deal with it?!
On May 1, Victor Vescovo made a record completing the deepest-ever solo underwater dive. Having reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, he found out that there was another representative of the human world – the plastic.
A factory that turns waste plastic into material for laying and resurfacing roads is officially opening a factory in southern Scotland, in Lockerbie.