Plastic, chemical pollution beyond planet’s safe limit

16 February 2022, 10:15 GMT

For the first time, scientists have declared that the plastic and chemical pollution trash has grossly exceeded safe boundaries for mankind or the earth, and that production curbs are urgently needed.

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“The aim is to determine if mankind is in a safe operating space or if the limits are being exceeded and threaten the future of the planet.”

Less than 10 % of the world’s plastic is currently recycled, even as production has doubled to 367 million tonnes since 2000. Today, the total weight of plastic on Earth is now four times the biomass of all living animals, according to recent studies.

Read the full report: PHYS.ORG

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