Countless cigarette butts, packaging, polystyrene, gas caps, floor mats, toys, masks, glass bottles, and diapers—and that’s just a small selection of the trash found in bushes, meadows, and bodies of water. And that although it’s so easy to dispose of trash properly. There’s a garbage can at almost every corner – and if there isn’t, any trash can just be taken home and disposed of there.
According to the environmental protection organization Surfrider Foundation Europe, around eight million tons of plastic waste end up in the oceans every year. In some places around the world, 95 % of marine litter is plastic. Coral reefs, fish, and other sea creatures die, the ecosystem suffers—and we are responsible for this. There’s only one solution: plastic waste must be reduced significantly – by everyone.