Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017

Drowning in Garbage

The Washington Post has an eye opening article by Kadir van Lohuizen about the planet’s garbage crisis.

By 2050, there will be so much plastic floating in the ocean it will outweigh the fish, according to a study issued by the World Economic Forum. Scientists estimate that there are at least 5.25 trillion plastic particles — weighing nearly 270,000 tons — floating in the oceans right now.

The article looks at six cities around the world, Jakarta, New York, Lagos, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam.