[…] Every second, for example, as you read this article, about 300 kilograms of trash enter the world’s oceans, and by 2050, if the pace continues, there will be more plastic waste in Earth’s waters than fish.
[…] According to a study performed with the help of 30 ships and aerial photography, the approximate amount of debris in the Great Pacific Patch exceeds 80,000 tons.
[…] Surprisingly, the cumulative amount of efforts is not that great. No, it’s not that no one cares, but apparently, due to the fact that plastic accumulates mostly in neutral waters, the funding of the processes addressed to the elimination of the Patch or at least to limiting its spread is minimal. Meanwhile, shredded, frayed plastic debris has a devastating effect on all marine life. Often retaining their bright color, they end up in the digestive systems of marine creatures, leading to the death of the birds and animals themselves and their offspring. Small particles of degraded plastic float just below the surface of the water, exceeding the amount of plankton – the main food of many marine species – by a factor of 6. There are frequent cases of strangulation of marine animals by plastic waste.
Read the article “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – “food” for the TDP-2 Unit”
Thermal Decomposotion Plant with rotating reactor TDP-2-1000 in TDP Catalogue