According to Greenpeace UK, there are currently an estimated “12.7 million tonnes of plastic that end up in our oceans every year. That’s approximately one truck load of rubbish per minute”. This needs to change.
Chemicals compose everything, including items that we are entirely dependent on, such as plastics and antibiotics to name a couple. Nonetheless there remains a sense of chemophobia – the fear of chemicals that is ultimately driven by generalisations of a few unsafe compounds. Here lies the conflict between our reliance on particular items and the impact they have on our own vitality, and the health of the environment.