Plastic pollution is one of the most fundamental issues threatening the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems worldwide.
Eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. They break down into tiny bits called microplastics, small enough to enter our food chain, along with other types of microplastics like those that are released when we wash our clothes.
The way we use and dispose of plastics must change for the sake of not just the environment – but also our economy. It’s currently often cheaper for businesses to buy brand new virgin plastic (made, by the way, from oil) rather than buy recycled plastic. This system is broken. Businesses should play a part by ensuring that their production models reward the reuse of plastic rather than the constant use and immediate disposal of virgin plastic.
Micro-plastics are found everywhere, from mountaintops to the deepest oceans – and even inside our bodies. Unfortunately, addressing the crisis is beyond the ability of any single country, and despite the growing global consensus, no multilateral efforts have existed to combat this issue until now.
The destruction of our planet is no longer accepted. We, as a global society, have already passed the harmful tipping point. From here on forward, we demand a different future, one that is free of plastic in our food, water, and the air we breathe.
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