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PLASTIC POLLUTION

When and how did our addiction to plastic first begin?

-The plastic revolution after WW2

Publicites for Cellophane, a new revolutionary tool to protect food ( and else)

Plastic waste in numbers:

32%

of plastic ackaging ends up in the environment

40%

goes to a landfill

14%

is incinerated or recycled

The lie of the recycling system

only 14% of plastic packaging gets recycled, and only 2% is effectively recycled, meaning it becomes something as useful as before.

The consequences of plastic pollution

plastic in our food chain

plastic in our oceans: at least 14 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year,

our overconsumption of plastic packaging

The Great Pacific garbage patch:

-1.6 million square kilometers

-twice the size of Texas or three times the size of France.

Solutions