Grazie per l’articolo Michele,
speriamo che amplificare la voce preoccupata della comunità scientifica serva a sensibilizzare i cittadini e convincerli a riciclare, riusare e proteggere l’ambiente.
Potete leggere su questo blog anche “Un mare di plastica” 29/04/2015
The new report acknowledges that while plastics and plastic packaging are an integral part of the global economy and deliver many benefits, their value chains currently entail significant drawbacks.
Assessing global plastic packaging flows comprehensively for the first time, the report finds that most plastic packaging is used only once; 95% of the value of plastic packaging material, worth $80-120 billion annually, is lost to the economy. Additionally, plastic packaging generates negative externalities, valued conservatively by UNEP at $40 billion. Given projected growth in consumption, in a business-as-usual scenario, by 2050 oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish (by weight), and the entire plastics industry will consume 20% of total oil production, and 15% of the annual carbon budget.
View original post 64 altre parole