ADDRESSING AN ISSUE
OF GLOBAL PROPORTIONS
Plastics have helped improve living standards, hygiene and nutrition around the world, especially in developing countries. Rapid increases in incomes and prosperity have brought many of the conveniences of modern life. But used plastics have become a global environmental challenge.
Plastics have changed the world. However, the rapid growth of middle-class and industrial economies has drastically increased the world’s plastic consumption in recent decades – and infrastructure development has not kept pace. The result is a dramatic increase in plastic waste.
Global plastic waste by disposal
Primary plastic production by industrial sector, 2015
Plastic waste generation by industrial sector, 2015
Plastic waste generation per person, 2010
Surface plastic mass by ocean basin, 2013
Plastic ocean input from top 20 rivers, 2015
We are sure we cannot do this alone, lets do it together.