THE CHAL­LENGE

Business Traveller (Middle East) - - Environment -

• Plas­tic is durable and non-biodegradable and yet 33 per cent is used once and dis­carded

• Plas­tic poi­sons our food chain, spoils ground­wa­ter, at­tracts other pol­lu­tants and af­fects hu­man health

• Amer­i­cans alone dis­card 30 mil­lion tonnes of plas­tic a year, of which only 8 per cent is re­cy­cled

• By 2050 the oceans will con­tain more plas­tic than fish by weight

• In the UK over 35.8 bil­lion bot­tles are con­sumed each day, around half of which fail to reach plas­tic re­cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties

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