Giant amounts of plastic flows around in the oceans, causing potential irreversible damage to our global environment. But the Human capacity for Innovation, which invented plastic – now develops several grand scale initiatives to utilize the ressource plastic represent.
One years consumption of plastic bottles, wrapping etc. represents approximately 1 billion USD if recycled.
Today only 9% of the four billion ton plastic we discard every year is recycled, offering rich potential for innovations to fish for litter in the oceans “The Ocean Cleanup”and on land.
https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/publications/the-new-plastics-economy-rethinking-the-future-of-plastics offers free download of the report
The new plastic economy, published by Ellen MacArthur Foundation March 2016