Report Warns that Plastics Will Soon Outweigh Fish in World’s Oceans | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

20 Jan

 


The weight of plastic waste clogging the world’s oceans threatens to exceed all fish by 2050 if the world’s seemingly insatiable appetite for the material continues at the current explosive rate, warned a new report presented on Tuesday. In fact, according to the study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation along with the World Economic Forum, “plastics production has surged over the past 50 years, from 15 million tonnes in 1964 to 311 million tonnes in 2014, and is expected to double again over the next 20 years.”

 

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Source: Report Warns that Plastics Will Soon Outweigh Fish in World’s Oceans | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

 

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