What is the lifespan of plastic packaging once in the water? Decades or even hundreds of years. Do you find it doubting? This shocking and disturbing exhibit from Greenpeace shows how resistant and harmful this material is to marine fauna and flora.
General alert, “Plastic is Back!” To make consumers aware of the ravages of plastic, Greenpeace has fictitiously put up for sale a “treasure” discovered at the bottom of the sea. These are ten bottles and other plastic containers dating back over 50 years. After all those years spent underwater, one would expect this waste to be completely eaten away by time, and yet it is almost intact.
And that’s the problem. Through this exhibit, the NGO shows how much a simple jar of yogurt can pollute the marine environment over several decades. A striking finding given that no less than 17 tons of plastic continue to be dumped into the oceans every minute, as the UN points out in a report published in 2021.
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Disturbing images that challenge. If the topic interests you, here are five original and ecological ideas to recycle your old plastic bags and avoid polluting the planet.