Right now an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year. That’s a truckload of rubbish a minute.
Our oceans are slowly turning into a plastic soup and the effects on ocean life are chilling. Big pieces of plastic are choking and entangling turtles and seabirds and tiny pieces are clogging the stomachs of creatures who mistake it for food, from tiny zooplankton to whales. Plastic is now entering every level of the ocean food chain and even ending up in the seafood on our plates.
But it doesn’t have to be this way – it’s not too late – if we act together now we can protect the world’s precious oceans for future generations.
Euro Extrusions re-cycles plastic to ensure that no one piece of plastic ends up in the bin. We even buy back plastic waste from customers, if we cannot use it we will sell it on to try and achieve zero waste. Euro also offers a plastic granulation service. For more information contact a member of our team here.