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This Year, 220 Million Tonnes Of Plastic Waste Are Expected To Be Generated

This Year, 220 Million tons Of Plastic Waste Are Expected To Be Generated

A new report by EA Earth Action says that in 2024, about 220 million tons of plastic trash will be made. That’s like 28 kilograms for each person on Earth.

The report also says that one-third of this plastic will not be handled properly. This means about 68.6 million tons of plastic will end up in nature.

EA Earth Action announced this year’s Plastic Overshoot Day. It’s when the world makes more plastic trash than it can handle. This year, it’s on September 5th.

EA Earth Action says that even though we’re trying to recycle, we’re making more plastic than we can clean up. Sarah Perreard, Co-CEO at EA Earth Action & Plastic Footprint Network, says that thinking recycling alone can fix the plastic problem is wrong.

Nearly half of the world’s people live where there’s more plastic trash than the system can handle. And as the year goes on, this problem will get worse.

Only 12 countries produce most of the world’s plastic trash. But every country adds to the problem in some way.

Sarah Perreard says we need strong global rules to tackle this problem. We need to reduce how much plastic we make. Let’s make 2024 the year we start solving this problem instead of making it worse.

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