If we keep producing (and failing to properly dispose of) plastics at predicted rates, plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish pound for pound in 2050, the non-profit foundation said in a report Tuesday.
According to the report, worldwide use of plastic has increased 20-fold in the past 50 years, and it is expected to double again in the next 20 years. By 2050, we’ll be making more than three times as much plastic stuff as we did in 2014.
Keep in mind those numbers are crude extrapolations. Still, it is not clear what countervailing force would cause the production of plastics to decline. So I suppose Mr. McGuire was right.
Here is the Sarah Kaplan story.