A century ago, stuff was expensive. Back then, people relied on nature to make things: Toothbrushes were made of silver, combs were made of tortoiseshell, and clothes were made of cotton (well, they still use a lot of cotton, but you get the point.)
Then, in 1907, a chemist named Leo ....
(Source Npr.org-Planet Money)
Marine plastic pollution costs the world up to $2.5tn a year, researchers find
Scientists warn that social and economic price of plastic waste to global society has been underestimated
Plastic pollution in the world's oceans costs society billions of dollars every year in damaged and lost resources, research has found.
Fisheries, aquaculture, recreational activities and global wellbeing are all negatively affected by plastic pollution, with an estimated 1-5% decline in the benefit humans derive from oceans. The resulting cost in such benefits, known as marine ecosystem value, is up to $2.5tn (Ã‚Â£1.9tn) a year, according to a study published this week in Marine Pollution Bulletin.....
( Source: The Guardian.com)
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