More plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050
Scientists have estimated that by as early as 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. The stark truth about our plastic consumption is eye-opening. To help save the planet, each one of us has to act.
What's the harm?
Every bit of plastic ever made still exists. Over time, the majority of plastic that enters our oceans is broken down into tiny microplastics which cannot be recycled.
Plastic remains and starts the process of pollution.
30 - 10 years
Plastic cutlery is starting to break down into tiny microplastics.
10 - 500 years
These microplastics cannot be recycled and the overwhelming majority will remain in our oceans, which are inevitably consumed by marine mammals, fish and seabirds. It is estimated that 30% of turtles and 71% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs.
We are facing a big problem where the solution is not simple. But together we can be the start of it.
Instead of using plastic knives and forks while eating on the go, use a reusable set of bamboo cutlery that will be a cheaper option in the long run as well as it being better for our environment.
However, if you do need to use disposable cutlery, whether it's for a party or work function, be sure to look out for ones from out of 100% biodegradable material.
Small changes like this will help lead to a greener and healthier planet.