It is estimated that around 5,000 billion plastic pieces “bask” in our oceans.
Just for plastic bottles, which are mostly made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), it will take more than 400 years for them to decompose naturally, without ever really disappearing. These plastics will transform into micro-plastics and end up in the food chain.
However, PET is now recyclable. Today there are methods to transform this waste into resources. All that remains is to add value to the waste and above all not to create new waste.
Below, via the thumbnails, you have a non-exhaustive list of companies that have found a way to recycle these plastics and give a second life to our waste.