Disposable living is deeply ingrained in our culture, and plastic is the material that drives our throwaway lifestyle. Its threads of polymers make up the very fabric of our lives, and the substance comes from a whole host of synthetic or organic compounds you can shape into pretty much anything you want.
All it takes are some petrochemicals to make plastic, and it’s ridiculously cheap to produce. In fact, plastic was a byproduct of the petrochemical industry. Now it is worth multi-billions and almost impossible to shut down.
Today, at least 8 million tons, a very conservative figure, of plastic end up in our oceans every year and make up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments.
In this course, you will begin to understand the impact that plastic is having on your life and the ocean ecosystem, its usefulness and its destructive qualities. Through which you will be guided towards understanding the principles of sustainability and taking positive action to make changes and seek alternatives.