A new report suggests we have thrown away three quarters of the volume of plastics ever produced. The report outlines how plastics are made, used and disposed of, as well as the risks they present to the environment.
The report outlines how the equivalent of a garbage truckload of plastic waste has been dumped into the ocean every 38 seconds over the past decade, as well as how this leads to microplastics in our food chain.
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- Royal Society Te Apārangi, July 2019