10 Women Fighting Plastic Pollution With Genius Inventions
Plastic pollution is a global menace.
Many of the world’s seas and oceans may end up carrying more plastic than fish (by weight) by 2050 if the world doesn’t step up its fight against plastic waste. Microplastics are so pervasive now that people are pooping plastic, and scientists have even found microplastics deep within the Arctic ice.
Luckily, there are some incredible women are at the forefront of the fight against plastic pollution.
It was three ordinary women that started the No Straws Attached social media campaign that spread around the world and created change in over 20 countries.
It was 300 women that sailed the seas on a two-year scientific research mission to discover the real effects of plastic pollution and pinpoint solutions.
Again, it was a woman that started Wecyclers, the innovative recycling service using a fleet of low-cost cargo bikes in Nigeria.