The oceans are the largest body of water on earth, with millions of tons of plastic waste dumped into the ocean every year. According to the latest figures from the United Nations Environment Program, plastic production has increased by 20 times since 1964, reaching 0.3 billion in 2015, equivalent to 900 empire state buildings. Every year at least 8 million tons of plastic into the ocean, equivalent to every minute there is a garbage truck filled with plastic garbage into the ocean. According to the current consumption rate continues, by 2050 the earth will add 330 tons of plastic. Plastic gradually accumulated in the ocean, the world's marine floating plastic waste is estimated to be as high as 2 billion and 700 million, more than 250 thousand tons, the ocean has almost become a plastic world".
It is estimated that by 2050, the total weight of plastic in the ocean may exceed the sum of fish, 60%~90% of marine waste is plastic. For you and me, a plastic bag, a plastic bottle is not worth mentioning, but for the marine organisms may be lethal weapon, turtles, whales and sea birds will intake, illness or even death; the destruction of coral reefs and other important ecological habitats, chemical pollution; like the invasion of alien species, harmful effect of ecological system. Among them, the most shocking event is, once in the Pacific Midway Islands found tens of thousands of albatrosses died due to the ingestion of plastic waste.
Some of the plastic waste is easy to decompose, some is difficult to decompose. In the decomposition process, the plastic will release toxic substances, such as phthalic acid esters two, bisphenol A. At the same time, scientists have become increasingly aware that the change in the head of plastic may also be toxic, large plastic dismembered plastic debris, small plastic decomposition into small plastic, micro plastic in the crack into micro plastic. Gradually, as a new problem of marine pollution, marine micro plastic pollution has gradually become a new hot spot in the world.
Plastic can easily become the white pollution, so EPS recycling is very necessary to protect our environment. And then we can reuse it to do some other products.