The Future

Scientific research carried out in the Pacific gyre has led to predictions of up to 70% of the plastic in the ocean eventually sinking to the sea floor.  Research trawls carried out off the South West coast of France, which is subject to high tourism found mixed plastics to make up over 90% of debris found on the sea floor, accumulating in canyons off the Continental shelf.

With the depletion of oil within the earth’s crust, oil rigs will become dormant. We envisage a time when they could be adapted to harvest rich reserves of plastic as a source of fuel or re-usable material.

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