Plastics leakage into the environment: It’s far more than previously expected.

Plastics leakage into the environment:

It’s far more than previously expected.

Thomas Reiner | 08.01.2020

Previously, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation assumed that around 25 million tonnes of plastic packaging entered our ecosystem every year due to improper disposal.

According to a recent study by Conversio, however, this entry is significantly higher, at 41 million tonnes.

It won’t be the last figure of this kind and will not remain the last catastrophic news on this subject. The discussions and blame won’t stop until the underlying problem is resolved.

But we can only solve the problem if we look for ways to solve it consistently and as a team. It can only be done together, in a strong cooperation of actors across the entire value chain. Pragmatic projects that are small, compact, goal-oriented and effective promise the greatest success. But so far there is hardly any evidence of this.

Yet so much is possible…

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