Kids News - Why we need to talk about waste and why recycling is a big part of the solution
In about 70 years, humans have made 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic. A massive 6.2 billion tonnes of that plastic is now waste, according to a 2017 report by scientists at the University of California and published in the journal Science Advances.
Each year, the world is making another 300 million tonnes of plastic. About half of that is used once and thrown away.