World Environment-Shaping the Ocean's Promise
Without a healthy environment, we cannot eradicate poverty and build prosperity. We all have a responsibility to protect our only home. We can use less plastic, reduce driving, reduce food waste, and remind each other to care for the environment. — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
Man is the product of the environment and the shaper of the environment. The environment can meet the needs of the human body, and it also gives people opportunities for wisdom, morality, social and spiritual growth. The long and tortuous evolution of mankind on the earth has reached such a stage-due to the rapid advancement of science and technology, mankind has the ability to change the environment in infinite ways and on an unprecedented scale.
It is estimated that 50,000-130,000 tons of plastic flows into the world's oceans each year. Most of it is ingested by birds and fish-even plastic debris has been found in organisms at the bottom of the ocean.
Marine plastics tend to stay away from the ocean most of the time, especially in countries where the consumer economy is faster than their capacity to manage waste.
The Helmholtz Center in Leipzig, Germany estimates that 75% of land and sea pollution comes from 10 rivers, mainly in Asia.
It said reducing the plastic load in these rivers by 50% would reduce global plastic imports by 37%.
" Changing attitude"
Thomas Dillon of the Pew Charitable Trust calls on China to move quickly in the ocean movement.
A report submitted by the Thai government to the UN conference states that most of the marine plastic debris is caused by land and is caused by inefficient waste management and improper plastic waste disposal.
In Thailand, total waste was estimated at 2.83 million tons in 2016, of which 12% was plastic.
The Thai government said that the country has developed a 20-year strategy to address this issue, including the development of financial incentives to remove plastic from the ocean and encourage ecological packaging design and environmentally friendly plastic alternatives.
The research and development of "petroleum" plant-based substitutes for plastic raw materials is also the direction that many international plastic chemical companies are working on.
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