Trash in the ocean is an interesting problem. 8 million metric tons of plastic currently enter the oceans annually. Based upon that rate, one estimate is that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050.
Here is an interesting article talking about that, and a link to the company that is making and selling $149 sunglasses out of recovered high-density-polyethylene (HDPE) ocean plastics:
- Article: How Entrepreneurs Can Turn Trash Into (Revenue) Profit (Literally)
- Company: Norton Point
Austin-based company, Dell is mentioned as well: “Dell recently announced that it’s using recycled plastics collected from waterways and beaches for use in the new packaging tray for its Dell XPS 13 2-in-1.”
Note: The author of this article Elizabeth Gore highlights that 500m plastic straws are a culprit to the plastic generation.