first published on Linkedin 18th February 2019 - ammended

2020.02.12 Plastic Waste Tragedy of the CommonsPlastic waste not sinking in the Sea makes a major "Tragedy of the Commons" visible and hopefully triggers a change to our present way of dealing with such growing waste streams. But what we see is only the “tip of the iceberg” and how plastic descends to the deep ocean is, for the most part still a mystery. We can’t find the vast majority of the ocean plastic but in the mean-time we learned that besides micro-plastic there exists nano-plastic and both will probably not be microbially degraded in any period of time relevant to human society. If we continue depleting, spoiling and poisoning common good (oceans, atmosphere, etc) we may pass the point of no return.

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