Since its creation, plastic has become almost essential to our society. It’s low cost and durability have made it an integral part of many of the modern advances we have seen over the last century. However, as you are most likely aware, plastic has now become a massive problem and poses a dangerous threat to our environment. Hence, the amount of waste generated by single-us plastics is choking our wildlife, harming our health, and destroying our planet. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), over 300 millions tons of plastic are produced each year, and at least 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year.
Scientists, engineers, activists and other policy groups around the world are trying to come up with solutions to reduce, eliminate or even recreate new stuff from the amount of plastic that is found in the ocean.