The world’s oceans will contain, by weight, more plastic than fish by 2050, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum. Massive amounts of plastic packaging are being thrown away after one use, with only 14 percent of the material being collected for recycling. The study says 8 million tons of plastics end up in the ocean every year — the equivalent of one garbage truckload of waste every minute.

This TIME video explains the ecological impact:

“If no action is taken, this is expected to increase to two [truckloads] per minute by 2030 and four per minute by 2050. Estimates suggest that plastic packaging represents the major share of this leakage,” the report says.

Find out more here.

–Posted by Roisin Davis

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