According to an article from ScienceMag.Org, there is about “4 million to 12 million metric tons of plastic washed offshore in 2010 alone”. This equates to about 1.5% to 4.5% of the world’s total plastic production”. Imagine all the plastic garbage on our LANDS??
Now it is 2018, and as trends go, the safe bet is that the numbers have increased. For there’s no real indication that we, humans, have stopped using plastics.
Also, it’s a safe assumption that we will keep on using plastics for everyday applications, for the foreseeable future.
So, what does that mean for the ‘dumping’ of plastic in our environment and into the Oceans?
It’s status quo, to be blunt. A pessimistic view is that, even well meaning persons among us, we all use plastics. There is no modern world, without the convenience that is afforded and created by the marvels of man-made chemical structures.
A sad testament to a sad problem.
However, necessity is the mother of all invention. And when human society is put up against the wall by the overwhelming plastic garbage problem, there will be an acceleration to decrease that threat.
Too late you say? Well, tell that to the climate change denying community. Something that is NOT seen, couldn’t be really bad for you, right?
Don’t fret. It’s just part of being human, tis all.
In the meantime, listen to Essex based KEVIN PEARCE for this oddly calming single ‘Plastic Man’. The song indicates the sweet and the sour, and it puts a ’tisk-tisk’ finger waving at our human falsities.
Well criticism is always a healthy institution, in any case.