Only a “gigantic effort” can stop the plastic drift | Environment

Even if all measures to combat plastic pollution are put in place, the situation will continue to worsen, increasingly rapidly: by 2030, plastic emissions in rivers and oceans around the world may reach 53 million tonnes per year. The “red flag” was given in a study published this Friday in the journal Science in which a group of scientists say that to face these predictions, a “gigantic effort” is needed – especially on the part of governments and companies. “But everyone can and does make a difference,” one of the study’s authors, Chelsea Rochman, told the PUBLIC.

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