Solution: Use what we have already made by removing plastic Pollution from beaches and the Ocean?
In 2014 Patricia L. Corcoran found a new Anthropogenic Marker Horizon In The Future Rock Record by finding aged Plastic in a Rock on the beaches of Hawaii. It was made of sand, organic debris, volcanic rock, all melted together with plastic.
So they proposed the name “plastiglomerate” and they suggested that, as plastic lasts pretty much forever, these stones could be a marker of the Anthropocene in the rock record. In the future, our time might be defined by our use of plastics.
Scientists found a new kind of stone! Characteristics of the two types of plastiglomerate.
Ocean Blue Project feels this is the most eye-popping statistic in the study is how quickly plastic production has been accelerating in just this millennium. The world has made as much plastic in the past 13 years it did in the previous half-century. Read More about this Study:
Micro Plastic collected off Oregon Beaches
Waves leave behind micro fragments of plastic found on beaches. Ocean Blue is removing this plastic before the high tide takes it back to Sea!
The Wall Street Journal Reported: The Shale Revolution’s Staggering Impact in Just One Word: Plastics
Petrochemicals, once simply a cheap byproduct, are powering a U.S. manufacturing boom and export bonanza
These economic forces also govern how plastic gets recycled—or doesn’t. It’s often cheaper just to make virgin plastics, especially if you need plastic of a certain hardness or durability. Plus, there are so many different types of plastics that need to be sorted. “Plastic recycling just suffers from poor economics,” says Geyer. It wasn’t always obvious that petroleum-based plastics would dominate. In the early 20th century, scientists experimented with plastics made from plant-derived carbon-based molecules. Henry Ford unveiled the “soybean car” in 1941.
Bumper Stickers That Save The Ocean?
The car had a hard plastic shell, made of soybean fiber. The field of chemurgy—dedicated to turning agricultural materials into industrial products—rose and quickly fell, thanks to the ascendance of petroleum. It’s come full circle in a way. Now there are bioplastics, made out of biological materials like corn starch Read more by the Wall Street Journal: