UN World Oceans Day

New Report Shows Rise of Global Plastic Waste to Triple by 2060

by Isabel Vose

As UN World Oceans Day (June 8) celebrates the notion of a healthier ocean and highlights action required to make a positive impact, the latest stats highlight that global plastic waste will triple in lakes, rivers and oceans by 2060.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has produced a report called ‘Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060’, which has revealed half of the plastic waste will be destined for landfill and less than a fifth will be recycled.

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