Every year, between 4.8.and 12.7 billion kilograms of plastic end up in the ocean. That is the equivalent of 35 shipping containers filled with plastic is dumped into the seas and oceans every hour - with disastrous effects for animals and vegetation.
Science and society have to find solutions together!
That is why ALDE Group MEP Gesine Meißner decided to get involved and invite the Ocean Plastic Lab event to Brussels on Tuesday 10 April. This open-access exhibition in front of the European Parliament was opened by Meissner and her colleague Lieve Wierinck MEP.
#MissionOcean: The exhibition Ocean Plastics Lab has just started, showcasing what science is doing to understand & combat the problem of plastics in the ocean. Come by & have a look on the Esplanade of the @Europarl_EN! @gesine_meissner @LieveWierinck pic.twitter.com/tuoAFtYPcb— Renew Europe (@RenewEurope) April 10, 2018
😕 Europeans generate 25 million tonnes of #plastic waste each year.— Renew Europe (@RenewEurope) April 6, 2018
♻️ Only less than 30% is collected for #recycling.
🌲 The consequences for our natural #environment are disastrous.
➡️ It's our duty to act! More here: https://t.co/ZtDXpz7xpX pic.twitter.com/ruNxIe0y5n