In the first two reports of the United Nations Conference on the Environment on June 23 in Nairobi, the opening day of release pointed out that a large amount of plastic waste in the ocean growing threat to marine life , a conservative estimate of the annual economic losses caused to marine ecosystems up to $ 13 billion .
Supported by UNEP , plastic Disclosure Project (thePlasticDisclosureProject) and the " true cost " (Trucost) jointly issued the " Valuation of plastic ," the report found that the use of natural capital plastics industry, the annual consumption of consumer goods amounted to $ 75 billion . Extraction and processing of raw materials GHG emissions resulting from the consumption of more than 30% natural capital , but the largest marine pollution downstream costs .
" UNEP Yearbook 2014 " special attention diameter generated during the manufacture or production of plastic debris 5 mm micro plastics. Micro- plastics used in toothpaste , hair gel and cleanser difficult to filter the sewage treatment process , eventually discharged directly into rivers, lakes and oceans.
UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner noted that the reduction, recycling and re-design of plastic products can bring a lot of green economy benefits.
Steiner : "We wasted a lot of plastic , we do not recycle , thus we do not realize that the consideration paid ."
" Valuation plastic " report found that through good management of plastic , such as plastic recycling, saving $ 4 billion per year for the consumer goods industry .
Andrew Russell Plastic Disclosure Project Director emphasized that these studies reveal companies need to consider the carbon footprint as the water footprint and , like the forest trail , consider the company 's plastic footprint.
We can recycling waste plastic, then convert plastic to fuel oil to reduce pollution of the environment.
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