As long as there is increased production of plastics, we will have increasing and accumulating plastic pollution across the globe, in urban and remote areas as these microplastics cannot be contained. Most companies are still designed around this endless growth model (increased sales and distribution of plastic products), thinking making products that ‘could’ be recycled will be ok. But, first off we don’t even have the infrastructure for this and even if we did, we cannot recycle our way out of this mess.
Article is on the TRILLIONS of plastic pieces that flow into San Francisco Bay every year. And SF is a place that cares about reducing plastics, that has made several bans against certain kinds of plastics. Think about the global damage.