10 promising circular economy startups that set out to make our world a better place
Whether in technology or in the food industry, the waste we produce is not properly recycled. We are all aware of the plastic pollution in the oceans and the growing impact on marine life. In 2018, around 380 million tonnes of plastic were produced globally. Only a small percentage of this is recycled, with most of it flooding our oceans, poisoning marine life and seabirds, or going into landfills. Scientists have been able to find very high levels of microplastics in some rivers, and the danger this poses to humans is only higher than ever before.