Plastics are everywhere, right from our office to the oceans. According to the Ocean Conservancy, around 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our oceans every year, on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. At the current rates, plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050.
A massive amount of plastics, which isn’t biodegradable, threatens the existence of life underwater right from smaller fish to huge mammals in numerous ways. Considering the increase in the disposal of plastics in the ocean, a few startups around the world are taking possible measures to combat this problem.