8 million metric tons of plastic trash
enters the sea from land every year.
The equivalent five plastic bags filled with trash,
for every foot of coastline in the world.
Across our ocean,
plastic trash flows into circulation.
Dispersed almost everywhere,
but concentrating in huge swathes
in the midst of global currents.
Breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces,
ingested by species across the marine world,
and sinking to the bottom of the sea.
Anyone could make plastic in the world,
and sell it anywhere else in the world.
There’s no design paradigm and there’s no barriers.
In order to solve the plastic packaging problem,
we need to effectively rethink the entire system.
从大部分塑料垃圾以“采用 制造 处置”的线性模式
From more which is linear I take, make, dispose
to one where it can be recovered
and fed back into the economy as a valuable plastic material.
Or one where it is just by and it can enter the environment.
The ultimate goal of the new plastics economy is to design an economy
where plastic packaging never becomes waste.
And to do that we need every single player in the chain
to change the way that they do things.
But marine pollution comes in many forms:
and urban waste,
also sweep into the sea,
fueling exposions of algae,
that robbed marine ecosystems of the oxygen they need to survive.
With subtained pollution,
these areas become dead zones,
which already exist in more than 400 locations across the globe.
But nutrient pollution can be managed,
to change in major contributing systems like agriculture.
If you eat you’re involved in agriculture,
so it’s a problem that all of us have to work together to solve.
Soil health is critical for water quality.
It’s the first thing we have to focus on.
Here on the farm organic matter
is the key thing that we try to improve.
The more organic matter you have in the soil,
the better the soil can hold on to nutrients
like phosphorus and nitrogen.
Organic matter keeps it from leaching out of the soil
it grabs on to it.
And that’s good for the farmer,
but it’s also good for water quality in the bay.
For any farmer to change their system is tricky,
and it takes a lot of work.
I think all farmers want to
it’s learning different processes practices
that allow you to do it effectively that becomes the key.