According to the Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ study, If governments and authorities take no action to reduce the plastic production amount then the plastic which is floating into the ocean would be thrice in the next 20 years.
The study said, If no action is taken, nonetheless, the quantity of plastic going into the ocean on a yearly basis will rise from 11 million metric tons to 29 million metric tons by 2040
Winnie Lau who is a senior at Pew and one of the major leaders of this study said in a statement, Plastic pollution is something that affects everyone whether is Human or especially sea animals. It’s not ‘your problem and not my problem’. It’s not one country’s problem. It’s everyone’s problem, “It’s going to get worse if we don’t do anything,”
The report suggests that we redirecting the billion of Plastic Production turning into some other alternative. Also, it is important to expansion in recycling centers and waste collection in developing countries
If we see the amount of plastic data was manufactured every year starting from 1950 when 2 million metric tons were produced and the last 2017 data where manufacturing had risen to 348 million metric tons. The research recommends that authorities across the world put in place legal guidelines and laws to ban or discouraging new plastic manufacturing and supply extra monetary help for reusable options.
Also, the report says, the government should discourage some of the biggest companies that produce a lot of plastic yearlies. However, The plastic trade has pushed again towards authorities bans on single-use plastic products. Among the greatest consumers of plastic are main companies like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle, and Unilever. These companies have all made guarantees to make use of a higher quantity of recycled materials in the future.
The International Solid Waste Association has said, During Coronavirus globally single-use plastic has been an increase because of Face Mask and hand gloves and other prevention tools and landfills worldwide are cover with record amounts of food containers and food and others delivery packaging.