Ridding the earth of plastic pollution is a tall order. Plastic waste is everywhere and at over 310 million tons of plastic being produced annually, the problem only stands to get worse. Only 8-10% of all plastic gets recycled every year.
Our oceans are littered with over eight million tons of plastic every year and this water pollution leads to the death of countless marine life organisms.
The fight against plastic pollution has only just begun, but thankfully, there are heroes emerging.
The Plastic Bank is going far beyond a typical recycling center for plastic. They’re creating greater awareness and attempting to create a system where plastic can be used as a form of currency. The more plastic that gets collected, the cleaner the earth and the areas with the most plastic waste have the largest opportunities for ascending from poverty.
Join the Social Plastic movement and help to make the world a better place.