If the current trend continues and one billion tons of plastic is produced annually by 2050, very serious health and waste problem may occur globally, according to an expert on plastic waste.

“We could see more plastic in the sea than fish. Land could be filled with abandoned mountains of plastic garbage,” Sedat Gundogdu, an expert on sea waste and microplastics at Turkey’s Cukurova University, told Anadolu Agency.

Noting that plastics are divided into macroplastics, microplastics and nanoplastics, he said nanoplastics, in particular, are extremely difficult to identify and can affect people through contamination of the food chain.


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