Plastic waste poses a major challenge across both land and sea! Well, last year scientist calculated the total amount of plastics produced since 1950 and the result is 8.3 billion metric ton. Unfortunately, about three-quarters of which has become waste now. Having said that, many startups across the world are fighting plastic pollution.
Latvian solution to help environment
At present, there are two main global problems regarding plastic packaging. Firstly, how to reduce the volume of production of this material. Secondly, how to collect it effectively so that as little plastic as possible enters the environment. Two Latvian companies have found a solution based on artificial intelligence (AI) to make collection of plastic waste more effective and thus make a significant contribution to implementation of the upcoming single-use plastic directive in the European Union.