Good Information: Addressing Ocean Debris
Plastic debris in the oceans and shores is an increasingly growing concern that remains a complex issue we need to solve. Welcome to Good Information, Plastic Ingenuity’s education series on everything related to plastic and sustainability.
Our understanding of the origin of ocean debris is evolving. Rivers are essentially conveyor belts moving plastic debris from their point of origin to the oceans. Earlier studies indicated as much as 95% of plastic ocean debris originates from 10 rivers in Asia and Africa. Newer studies suggest smaller rivers play a much larger role than previously thought.
But why can’t we simply add recycling infrastructure to those surrounding areas to solve this concern? There’s lot more to it. Watch to learn more.
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