A large amount of plastic waste in the oceans is increasingly threatening the survival of marine life and the development of tourism, fisheries and commerce. According to conservative estimates, the annual economic losses caused by plastic waste to marine ecosystems are as high as $ 13 billion.
The extraction and disposal of plastic raw materials causes greenhouse gas emissions to consume more than 30% of natural capital, but marine pollution is the largest downstream cost.
Marine plastic waste comes from trash cans, mismanaged landfills, tourism and fishery activities. Some of the material will sink into the ocean floor, and some other plastic waste will float far away with the ocean currents, polluting the coastline and accumulating in the ocean.
Plastic waste is a serious blow to the natural environment: marine life such as turtles and other marine life can cause disease or death, plastic will be wrapped in dolphins and whales and other biological damage and important habitat, such as coral reefs. In addition, plastic waste may also produce chemical pollution, plastic debris will lead to alien species invasion, and destroy many countries in the tourism and fisheries, such as pollution of the beach and damage to fishing gear.
Plastic plays a very important role in modern life, but we can not ignore the environmental impact of plastic use. The reduction, recovery through foam densifier and redesign of plastic products can bring a lot of green economic benefits: reduce economic losses to marine ecosystems, tourism and fisheries, especially for developing countries; save money and bring innovation to enterprises opportunities at the same time, reduce the risk of corporate reputation.