We dump about 19 billion lbs of plastic into the ocean every year – USA

Posted on February 23, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

We dump about 19 billion pounds of plastic into the ocean every year.

The problem with plastic waste starts from companies who make all this disposable plastic stuff and let it loose out there.  Yes it is the consumer who drops it to make it litter, but if the there was some reasonable constraints on it where these items were ascribed a value then the consumption of all this destructive stuff reduce considerably.  Imagine if a drinking straw cost 10 cents, or a plastic bag cost a 1/4, there was a 50 cent refundable deposit on a bottle or can of drink.    The reason we don’t have these as yet is the republican style government is so tied to big corporations to make profits at the expense of the rest of us, that they won’t pass any such regulation that would be good for us and the environment.