“Over eight billion tonnes of plastics have been produced since the 1950s…Of these 79 per cent has ended up either in landfills or the natural environment including the world’s oceans, according to the UN environment. If this trend continues, our oceans could contain more plastic than fish by 2050.” South China Morning Post
This SCMP article highlights the global plastic problem and outlines how countries including China and Thailand have committed to reducing their plastic use. It also features the inspiring stories of two entrepreneurial Millenials, who are helping to solve the plastic problem by devising alternatives to plastic from seaweed, and by recycling plastic waste into useful industrial chemicals.
To read the article, head here.