The growing pollution of our seas, oceans and also our inland waterways has grown into an out of control environmental catastrophe. Mankind is not very good at managing the synthetics it has invented in the past century and for which it has thought up a never ending range of uses.
Plastic has many appealing properties, like being lightweight, strong but flexible, waterproof and durable. It is exactly these fantastic properties that cause environmental problems. Nobody has sufficiently taken account of plastic as waste, in particular the question as to what effects plastic can have on the environment.
Part of the plastic that is produced ends up, intentionally or accidentally, in the environment.
And then Plastic, not so fantastic