For many environmentalists, policy-makers and, increasingly, even some businesses, the circular economy is being hailed as a practical way to save the planet without killing the economy. Quite simply, for many, including those gathered in Davos at the WRF, it’s the future.
It’s estimated that there are 600 lbs of plastic waste in the sea for every pound of plankton. One in four fish (including those we eat) have plastic in them. How much more can we take? Captain Charles Moore is an internationally recognized expert on marine plastic pollution and head of Algalita, a marine research and education nonprofit aiming is to prevent ocean plastic pollution. His team developed the first protocols for measuring plastic debris in oceans, methods now used globally by scientists and researchers.