Every year from 4.8 to 12.7million metric tons of plastic enter our Oceans. It has been estimated that the equivalent of one refuse truck’s-worth of plastic is dumped into the sea every minute, and this quantity is increasing
In fact, a recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation report states that plastics production has increased twentyfold since 1964, reaching 311metric tons in 2014, and it is expected to double again in the next 20 years and almost quadruple by 2050.
If effective intervention will not be actioned urgently the study predicts that there will be more waste plastic in the sea than fish by 2050.
Scientific studies estimate that 80% of marine debris originates from land. Waste mismanagement allows wastes to enter the environment and swept by the rain, blown by the wind or by direct discharge they enter water streams.
Accumulate by the rivers the waste is transported downstream toward the sea becoming the main source of Oceans plastic pollution.
Stopping this waste to reach the Ocean is a priority.