Oceans Could Hold More Plastic Than Fish By 2050, Report Says
A new report claims if the rate of plastic pollution in oceans continues to increase, plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050.By Grant Suneson | January 20, 2016
We’ve all heard the expression there’s plenty of fish in the sea. But a new report says those fish could soon be outnumbered by plastic garbage.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation released a report saying if the amount of plastic in the world’s oceans continues to increase, there will be more pounds of plastic than there are pounds of fish in the ocean by 2050.
Currently, it’s estimated almost nine million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean per year, which the foundation says "is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. If no action is taken, this is expected to increase to two per minute by 2030 and four per minute by 2050."