Trashcan on the shores of the Thames
• Recycle Bin on the shores of the Thames
Do you think this coast somewhere in India? No, it is the coast of the Thames in England. In Kent. Photographer walked along the beach trash in Raynham.
Plastic bags, items, packaging. Everything is here.
Walking along the banks of the Thames, you can gather all the lighter colors.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency of the US media in 2011, plastics accounted for more than 12% of solid waste. In the 1960s, plastics were less than 1% of solid waste.
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In 2012, it was estimated that there are approximately 165 million tonnes of plastic waste in the oceans. According to estimates in 2014 on the surface of the ocean is 268,940 tons of plastic, and the total number of separate pieces of plastic trash is 5.25 trillion.
It is not plastic, but still.
It's the River Thames in England.
More than 260 species of animals, including invertebrates, as reported, or accidentally ingest plastic, or become entangled in plastic. It has been estimated that more than 400,000 marine mammals die every year as a result of plastic pollution in the oceans. In 2004 it was estimated that the gulls in the North Sea had an average of thirty pieces of plastic in their stomachs.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May said that within 25 years the country will be banned plastic packaging and plastic waste. In the near future will be introduced fees for the use in shops, and disposable plastic packaging containers.
In 2042 the United Kingdom is going to ban plastic packaging and containers. However, some believe that it should be done now.