The Financial Times featured a timely piece on ocean pollution by plastic trash in its week-end edition (Stop our oceans choking on a plastic overdose, 22nd of April 2018).
The author acknowledges the sad reality that it will not be “practical for the foreseeable future to remove more than a small fraction of the trillions of plastic pieces” that are already in our seas. The practical advice for authorities is to “focus their efforts on rapidly reducing the flow of fresh material into the ocean, by increasing recycling and restricting non-essential uses of plastics”. The article also talks about the circular economy or “making it simpler to separate different components at the end of their life and identify different plastic ingredients“.
Indeed, recycling plastic through effective methods, is the solution Micro Utility Partners advocates in Indonesia, where it is currently operating zero-waste facilities.