PLASTIC FANTASTIC
Fishing for plastics
What’s the catch? (Photo: Panthermedia/dnaumoid)
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), there will be more plastics waste than fish in the sea by 2050. Whose livelihood is bound to be directly affected should that happen? Fishermen’s.

With one eye possibly on the future, a beer brand – the name of which has become wildly popular thanks to the coronavirus pandemic – has started something called a Plastics Fishing Tournament, which aims to pay the winning fishermen a “handsome” sum of money for collecting marine litter. The tournament that began in Mexico in 2021 has gone global in 2022, with 150 fishermen from North America, South America, Asia, and the Middle East taking part. After 15 hours of “fishing”, the ocean found itself 5 t lighter of unwanted plastics this year.

It’s all fun and games, as long as fishermen don’t get the genius idea of throwing more plastics waste into the nearest ocean right before the next tournament!
25.03.2022 Plasteurope.com [249970-0]
Published on 25.03.2022

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