Cost of plastic pollution in Belgium
The Ocean Cleanup team and Deloitte Nederland did a worldwide study to determine the financial impact of plastic pollution on national economies. If their conclusions are right this pollution costs $19 billion per year. With an estimated $2,6 million per year for Belgium. Financial impact should not be the first reason but nonetheless one more reason to tackle the never ending stream of plastic in the canal in Brussels. Together with the port of Brussels we are working on a solution to put a halt to that stream.