Last week my friends at The 5 Gyres Institute published an alarming report on just how much plastic is in our ocean - more than 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing about 269,000 tons. It's a very big number but what's most important is that the problem doesn't have to be a problem if we all take small steps to reduce and reuse single-use plastic options.
This is issue has been on my mind prior to starting HDX, in fact, it was one of the inspirations and you can see how HDX is addressing the issue of plastic waste and climate change on our Doing Good page.
Watch the video below or read my article New Study Shows How Much Plastic Waste is Really in the Ocean on The Inertia to get a better understanding of the research and the problem.
By Vipe Desai