How much more plastic can the Amazon basin handle before it's too late? How much more ignorant destruction? How much more environmental degradation?
A plastic bag, a polyethylene bottle, a piece of polyurethane... these are insignificant, cheap, and disposable objects. Billions of these items are used every day, around the entire planet. Nevertheless, after a single use, they are abandoned at a massive scale in nature. And they have a catastrophic impact, compounded over time, on the landscape—they decompose into microplastics and contaminate water. The objects end up killing river life: fish, turtles, and birds.
Read the full story in Spanish on the El Pais website.