The Oceans Will Contain More Plastic Than Fish By 2050…

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Plastic garbage collected from research plot to assess plastic pollution, Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Northwest Hawaiian Islands


“In case you need further evidence that mankind is doing a remarkable job of destroying the planet, consider this: If we continue our ways, the world’s oceans will soon be home to more plastic than fish.

That’s according to a new report from the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

‘The best research currently available estimates that there are over 150 million tonnes (165 million tons) of plastics in the ocean today,’ the report reads. ‘In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain 1 tonne (1.1 tons) of plastic for every 3 tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight).’

In other words, in just 34 years, plastic trash in the ocean will outweigh all the fish in the sea.”

-By Chris D’Angelo, Huffington Post

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