The environmental movement has grown in recent years, buoyed by documentaries like An Inconvenient Truth, which featured Al Gore and his “passion” for environmental work. Other documentaries soon followed as the issue was raised in the nation’s consciousness and people started to either realize or detract from the possibility of catastrophe.
An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic currently resides in the world’s oceans. A 2016 Ellen MacArthur Foundation report stated that if we don’t take action, by the year 2050, there may be more plastic than fish in the ocean. It’s a significant problem for many that seem to think that plastic in the ocean will damage the world’s ecosystem.
There certainly seems to be a great deal of plastic in the ocean. A significant amount of the world’s plastic wa