"The view of the garbage river that runs into the Gulf of Guinea was filmed on 28.2., in Accra (Ghana, Africa)"..where is it?
Same, My recycling bin would be collected twice a year at most if it were not for the cans and bottles I pick up on our morning walks, sometimes two bags full, instead I put the bin out twice a monthI live on a rural road and still manage to pick up about 1,000 beer cans per year.
It's not just Ghana, etc.
I read an article many years ago by an archaeologist who claimed it wasn't medicine that saved so many lives in the past but it was in fact dentistry. He claimed that almost every skull he examined showed signs of abscesses starting from the time humans started using cutlery and discovered sugar."be fruitful and multiply" is what will do us in as a species. That in and of itself would not be a problem, but we have mostly stopped killing each other and we keep saving the lives of people that might die.
Over millions of years all plastic will settle to the ocean floor either as free micro plastics or within the bodies of living organisms. It will eventually be taken down into the earths mantle via subduction at the plate boundaries. Subjected to the tremendous heat and pressure within the earths mantle what it will emerge as, via volcano's etc., is anyone's guess but the earth will recycle it as something.Nature can't undo plastic- we can't even really recycle it, the earth won't fix itself, but of course that won't matter because we won't be here.