A growing plastic smog, now estimated to be over 170 trillion plastic particles afloat in the world’s oceans—Urgent solutions required

Posted on March 13, 2023 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News


These parallel trends strongly suggest that plastic pollution in the world’s oceans during the past 15 years has reached unprecedented levels.

The accelerating abundance of plastic in the OSL demands urgent international policy intervention to minimize ecological, social, and economic harm [5]. Without substantial widespread policy changes, the rate at which plastics enter aquatic environments will increase approximately 2.6-fold from 2016 to 2040