Has Pollution Hit a Point of No Return?

As time goes by, plastic continues to grow and pollute our planet. Research from 2016 estimates that rivers and oceans collect up to 9 to 23 million metric tons of trash per year. If this information has stayed consistent, then that means that there could be around 45 to 115 million metric tons of waste built up over the past five years. That is absolutely mind blowing, and researchers predict that it will double by 2025. In a new post by Science Daily states,

“Current rates of plastic emissions globally may trigger effects that we will not be able to reverse, argues a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany published on July 2nd in Science.”

This is scary because if more people do not start adding to the change by cleaning up our environment, then the world could be in serious danger. I am thankful to see more companies adding new divisions towards cleaning up oceans and countries while also giving people jobs. For the future, we can only hope that more people become aware of this growing problem and choose to make a difference.

Published by Colin Cuff

Hi I'm Colin Cuff. I'm a Junior at La Canada High School. I'm focused on cleaning up our oceans and making the Earth a more livable place for future generations.

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