The Truth About Plastic Waste in the Worlds Ocean

Plastic Production has Created 9.2 Billion Tons of Plastic in 70 Years.

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Plastic production has created 9. 2 billion tons of plastic in 70 years. | opdera. Org | the truth about plastic waste in the world's oceans plastic pollution, recycling, recycling myth, waste management

Plastic wasn’t invented until the late 19th century, and production really only took off around 1950, we have 9.2 billion tons of plastic to deal with. Of that, more than 6.9 billion tons have become waste. And of that waste, a staggering 6.3 billion tons never made it to a recycling facility—a figure that stunned the scientists who crunched the numbers in 2017.

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