Ocean Recovery Alliance

Is Plastic Waste the Trigger for Broader Environmental Engagement?

By Doug Woodring

- Published on April 2, 2015 by Future 500

The scary fact is that predictions from the World Bank also expect this number to double within 15 years, as population growth and consumption takes its toll on our resources, much of which for single-use items. In a report last year commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the annual impact to the ocean from plastic pollution was estimated to be US$13bn. Not many countries in the world are well prepared for this increase in waste.

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