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on land is reaching alarming levels.
Plastic waste in the sea and on land is reaching alarming levels.
The great pacific garbage patch is now the size of Germany and there are four other similar garbage patches in other oceans around the globe.
Without immediate international action there will be more plastic waste than fish in the seas by 2050
Worldwide packaging madness
Packaging Is making the oceans sink more and more into plastic waste. This growing global problem should be a concern for us all.
Plastic Collectors is fighting against to address more and more plastic waste entering land fill and our seas, and at the same time reduce the poverty of the poorest in the world.
Plastic Collectors achieves this through use of innovative concepts and state-of-the-art technology.
Why is plastic such a big problem?
Every year 300 million tons of plastic are produced – from toys to yogurt pots, from straws to fishing nets, bicycle tires, chairs, tables, car components, mobile phone accessories – the world is full of plastic! These plastics do not occur in nature and are produced artificially.
It takes 450 years for a normal plastic bottle to dissolve completely.
There are many types of plastics – rubber-like soft plastics or hard plastics. Some are transparent, others colorful. Plastics are designed to last a long time. This is practical – but also a problem, because plastics don’t disappear so quickly into the environment. Plastics do not disintegrate like wood or other materials from nature.
How does plastic get into our environment?
Most plastic waste is either dumped in land fill sites or reaches our oceans from land via rivers. This is either due to carelessly discarded waste, or through unsecured or wild landfills (mainly in countries where waste management does not work so well).
But even at sea, plastic waste is deliberately left behind, for example when a fishing net breaks, continuing to “fish” for many years – this is called ghost fishing. This can be a major threat to marine life such as seals and whales, but also to seabirds that can get entangled and drown.
For some years now, research has been carried out into how much plastic waste there is in the world’s oceans. Nobody knows exactly, because it is difficult to measure, but the Pacific Garbage Patch is now twice the size of the state of Texas, and every year many more millions of tons of plastic waste are added
This is the same as a complete truckload was dumped into the sea every minute.
In all the oceans of the world
The creation of Plastic Waste Islands in our oceans has been well documented for over 30 years. However, in recent times, alarming growth of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” has focused the attention of experts and world leaders. It is now five times the size of Germany. And there are still four further gigantic garbage islands floating in our world seas.
Invisible and particularly dangerous
Microscopically small plastic particles are reaching our oceans via sewage systems and rivers, ending up being eaten by fish that we consume. Recent tests have shown that people are now ingesting these Microplastics.
In Germany in 2016, people produced 220 kilograms of packaging waste per capita, the highest in Europe!
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You can help the environment and us by becoming a Plastic Collector Investor, allowing your investments to have a chance of growing in value whilst the world becomes cleaner.