There are low levels of cocaine and other drugs in many rivers,
and lab studies suggest that European eels are suffering muscle damage
as a result.
Well this is depressing.
Found this quite interesting given the huge problem we’ve got with plastic food packaging.
According to Science Advances, as of 2015, of the 6,300 million tons of plastic waste generated in the United States, only 9 percent has been recycled, 12 percent has been incinerated, with the vast majority – 79 percent – accumulating in landfills or the natural environment.
Adding NRPs (non-recycled Plastic) to the gasification process helps reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while significantly reducing the amount of waste byproduct to landfill – by up to 76 percent.”
“Two of the largest measured collections of plastic in the ocean are in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans near the United States.”
“But let there be no doubt: we are on edge of a plastic calamity. Current projections show that global plastic production will skyrocket in the next 10-15 years.”
“Individuals are increasingly exercising their power as consumers; turning down plastic straws and cutlery, cleaning beaches and coastlines, and rethinking their purchase habits. If this happens enough, retailers will get the message and look for alternatives.”
Thailand is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic bags, which kill hundreds of marine creatures living near the country’s popular beaches each year.
Tragic! Enough with the plastic.