View Full Version : Pollution and Garbage in Our Environment

Plutonic Panda
01-19-2016, 03:22 PM
This is really sad...

DAVOS, Switzerland — The world is flooded with plastic garbage.

There will be more plastic than fish in terms of weight in the world’s oceans by 2050, the World Economic Forum warned Tuesday.

Plastic has become one of the world’s most popular materials, combining amazing functionality and very low production costs. Its use has increased 20-fold in the past 50 years and is expected to double again in the next 20 years.

Almost everybody in the world comes into contact with it — over a quarter of all plastic is used for packaging, the most popular use of the material.

But only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling. The reuse rate is terrible compared to other materials — 58% of paper and up to 90% of iron and steel gets recycled.

- There will be more plastic than fish in oceans by 2050 | (

Plutonic Panda
01-19-2016, 03:24 PM
Hopefully some of these garbage collecting concepts will get more funding and go into full scale operation. Sick that we as a whole species don't care enough about our planet to wait to throw a piece of plastic into the proper bin.

Thomas Vu
01-19-2016, 06:33 PM
What's even sadder is that Switzerland doesn't throw away a lot of plastics

More than half the plastic in the ocean comes from these five countries - Quartz (

Plutonic Panda
01-19-2016, 06:34 PM
Wow. Thanks for posting that.