More than 9 billion tons of plastic have been produced since the 1950s, with 7 billion tons ending as waste, in the form of microplastics. According to estimations, if this continues the world will end up with 13 billion tons of microplastics by 2050. As the plastic problem is greater than ever, this video calls for a renegotiation in our relationship with plastics.
As more economies develop around the world, along with the increase of the Earth's population, more people consume more goods, while waste management systems remain underdeveloped. As a result, plastic ends up in rivers and the ocean, polluting them.
Nevertheless, it is in our hand to solve this problem. Collection incentives will need to adapt to address this matter, with both the private and the public sector needed to start more initiatives to reduce plastics.
To do all of the above, collaboration is vital. If people could redefine their relationship with plastic, this would be extremely beneficial in the long term.