A future free of plastic pollution

COMMENTARY /// Earth Day 2021


Earth DayThe Great Wall of China is the heaviest human-made structure on the planet and took more than 200 years to build. It weighs an astounding 116 billion pounds and covers 13,171 miles.
The statistics concerning another human-made product are more worrisome. Unless we curb our plastic production and disposal habits, we will dump the equivalent of 40 billion pounds of plastic into our ocean in the next 20 years. That is roughly one-third the total weight of the Great Wall in plastic debris t...

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