Various plastic wastes launched on the coast of Hawaii, USA (provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

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Various plastic wastes launched on the coast of Hawaii, USA (provided by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

The total amount of concrete and plastic produced by humans so far is expected to exceed 1 trillion tons, which is higher than that of natural sources such as forests and plants. A team from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has compiled these estimates by the 9th. The amount of these artifacts has grown exponentially over the last 100 years due to human consumption activity and development. Results showing how great the impact humans have on the earth.

The current pace is calculated that each human being produces weekly artifacts that are heavier than his or her own weight. It is expected to exceed 3 trillion tons by 2040.