DUMPING THE RUBBISH
The United Nations Environment Programme has just launched the Clean Seas campaign, which aims to eradicate micro-plastics (commonly found in cosmetic products) and single-use plastic products – the two biggest sources of ocean trash.
A report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation which came out last year revealed that if we continue producing and dumping plastics at the rate we are going, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.
Ocean plastics are a huge cause for concern, impacting hundreds of marine species (including seabirds) through ingestion and entanglement.
According to Mongabay, 10 countries have already joined the campaign, with Indonesia pledging to reduce ocean litter by 70 percent by