Global campaigns to reduce our reliance on plastic have been steadily growing in influence over recent years, and not a moment too soon. Every year more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans, which is equivalent to dumping a full garbage truck of plastic every minute. By 2030, this figure is expected to increase to two-per-minute, and to four-per-minute by 2050.
The detrimental effect of this on marine life cannot be overstated. If we do not act to reverse these trends now, then by 2050, the ocean will contain more plastic than fish. Luckily, the efforts of global campaigners have given rise to methods of reducing consumption that also save money.