Boomerang Bags reduce plastic waste in the Illawarra- AustraliaPosted on May 18, 2016 by DrRossH in Plastic & Wildlife
Why Boomerang Bags need to be made
The projections for how much waste will be in the ocean in the next 35 years are significant and worrying.
Megan Rowlatt is the founder of Illawarra Intrepid Landcare, and said there is eight million tonnes of rubbish entering our ocean every year.
She said, by 2050, there was likely to be more plastic in the marine environment than fish unless drastic action is taken.
There was also the concern for non-biodegradable plastic bags releasing toxins into soil and water.
“It’s an out of sight, out of mind thing … when the plastic breaks up into smaller pieces it becomes invisible,” she said.
“The science hasn’t caught up yet to what the impact of that is.”
Small pieces of plastic are easily confused for jellyfish and can be eaten by marine life, eventually killing them.