Why Recycle ?
Plastics are used to manufacture an incredible number of products which we use every single day, such as food containers, beverage, trash bags and grocery bags, utensils and plastic cups, children's toys and diapers, bottles for everything from shampoo and mouthwash to glass cleaner and dishwashing liquid. And that's not even counting all the plastic that goes into appliances, furniture, automobiles and computers.
Washed out on the coasts in a clear and obvious form, the plastic pollution spectacle fully bares itself on the world’s beaches, and this is only the introduction of a greater story that unfolds further away in the world’s mighty oceans, yet mostly originating from where the society stands: the land.
For more than 50 years, consumption and global production of plastics have continued to increase. An estimated of gigantic 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, further representing a massive 4 percent increase over from 2012, and confirming an upward trend over the past years.
In 2016, the global plastic consumption worldwide was estimated at 260 million tons, and, according to a 2017 report by Global Industry Analysts, plastic consumption is all set to reach around 297.5 million tons by the end of 2018. If the production of plastic or the waste management solution procedures followed today are not altered or stopped then chances for a much bigger environmental misbalance, global warming and uncontrollable or widespread health corruption will prevail.