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Plastic pollution to increase by 1.3bn tonnes within next 20 years

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

The University of Leeds, UK, has concluded a study reported by the BBC which estimates that a further 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic will be dumped in the environment by 2040.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generated 35.7 million tonnes of plastic in the United States. In 2019, the OECD reported that 6.1 million tonnes of plastic waste leaked into aquatic environments and 1.7 million tonnes flowed into oceans. There is now an estimated 30 million tonnes of plastic waste in seas and oceans, and a further 109 million tonnes has accumulated in rivers!

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EPO9 was formed four years ago by a collection of surfers, scuba-divers, snorkelers, swimmers and outdoor enthusiasts who worship the sun but really care about, and want to protect, the oceans and marine environment which brings us so much joy. Eponine Labs, LLC was incorporated in June 2022. Its mission is to manufacture a sunscreen that is truly non-toxic to the reef eco-system and ​will afford the user the highest standard of skin protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.

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