- Each year, around 13 million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans. That’s the equivalent of a full garbage truck emptying into the ocean every minute.
- In the last decade, the world produced more plastic than in the whole last century.
- And 50 percent of the plastic we use is single-use or considered ‘disposable.’
How can we flip this trend and end plastic pollution?
The ‘3 Rs’ aim to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic use and consumption. And this year, UNEP has added, “If you can’t reuse it, refuse it.”
With the current scale of the problem, it is clear that reducing our use and cleaning up our impact is critical to the health of our environment. So how can Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) help to clean up and prevent plastic pollution?
Firstly, you are reading this because of the power of the internet to connect people to causes they care about and to raise awareness on critical issues.
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