Plastics Technology

JUL 2018

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Plastic pollution in the ocean is an international crisis. Estimates are that more than 8 million tons (16 billion lb) of plastics enter the ocean each year, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). On the current track, there could be more plastics than fish (by weight) in the ocean by 2050. If there's one thing we all can agree on it is that no one wants plastics in the ocean. The world's attention is on this issue and everyone has a role to play. According to Steve Russell, v.p. of the plastics division for the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in Washington, D.C. (americanchemistry.com), to fix plastic pollution, we need to solve the right problem. Most of the plastics currently in the ocean are from By Heather Caliendo Senior Editor So-called "ocean plastics" is a global problem, but a wide range of companies across the entire supply chain have put in the time, money and R&D efforts necessary to make capturing and converting the material into a sustainable business. But demand must follow. Trash as Value: Turning Ocean Waste Into Viable Products 28 JULY 2018 Plastics Technology PTonline.com Developing nations like Haiti don't have trash disposal. So, any plastic trash within 30 or so miles of the coastline will probably end up in the ocean. Envision is collecting ocean-bound plastics in Haiti. Method offered the world's first bottles made with a blend of recovered ocean plastic and post- consumer recycled plastic in 2012. OCE AN PL A S TIC S

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