How to minimize plastic pollution in the ocean?
There is a scene that is usually to be seen by people. A large truck filling with much rubbish is driving to the landfills, even if some landfills are near to the seaside. When the truck stops, it opens the baffle and dumps its contents filled with cups, straws, bottles, shopping bags, fishing buoys, and nets. The plastic then drifts, contaminating the oceans and poisoning the food chain. And behind this truck, there are many trucks waiting for dumping that plastic rubbish.
In fact, about 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. That's the equivalent of one garbage truck dumping garbage into the ocean every minute, and the rate is increasing. The amount of plastic floating and sinking to the bottom of the ocean could double in 10 years if nothing is done. By 2050, there could be more plastic than the weight of all the fish in the sea.
The social and environmental costs of plastic pollution are enormous. According to a Deloitte study, as many as 1 million seabirds and 100,000 Marine mammals die each year after ingesting or becoming entangled in plastic. And the plastic debris gets eaten by creatures like fish and eventually makes its way down the chain to humans. The figure can prove that waste plastic has caused a severe impact on the sea, even on people.
There is no doubt that waste plastic needs to be dealt with in the correct way, or one day we humans will be hoisted by our own petard. Of those waste plastic, waste EPS foam and PET bottles have occupied much. Fortunately, there are some recyclers who have insisted on EPS recycling and plastic recycling. Such as INTCO Recycling, can provide a total EPS recycling solution and GREENMAX EPS recycling machines. These machines take a vital effect on EPS recycling and plastic recycling. Whatever, it’s time for everyone to take plastic pollution seriously.