Facts about plastic toys
Top 5 toys at home are mainly made in PLASTIC( PE or PP)
In our survey (2017, Belgium), we found the most popular toys which almost 90% of family with young children have are mainly made in plastic, PP or PE. Recognization of hard plastic is not present for every family. Not every container site recycles hard plastic. 1 piece of toy has average weights 1-2 kg. Kitchen toy is about 5 kg. Is approx to 500 plastic bottle caps or 500 plastic shopping bag from the supermarkets.
2050 oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish…
Today nearly everyone, everywhere, every day comes into contact with plastics. Plastics have become the ubiquitous workhorse material of the modern economy. And yet, while delivering many benefi ts, the current plastics economy has drawbacks that are becoming more apparent by the day. Signifi cant economic value is lost after each use, and given the projected growth in consumption, by 2050 oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fi sh (by weight), and the entire plastics industry will consume 20% of total oil production and 15% of the annual carbon budget. How can we turn the challenges of our current plastics economy into a global opportunity for innovation and value capture, resulting in stronger economies and better environmental outcomes?
Short life-time object
Plastic is versatile, lightweight, fl exible, moisture resistant, strong, and relatively inexpensive. Those are the attractive qualities that lead us, around the world, to such a voracious appetite and over-consumption of plastic goods. However, durable and very slow to degrade, plastic materials that are used in the production of so many products all, ultimately, become waste with staying power. Our tremendous attraction to plastic, coupled with an undeniable behavioral propensity of increasingly over-consuming, discarding, littering and thus polluting, has become a combination of lethal nature.