UN Declares War On Ocean Plastic #CleanSeas

Not only are 8 million tons of plastic dumped in coastal waters each year but oceans are also victims of overfishing, acidification and increasing global water temperatures linked to climate change.

  • South Africa:   Plastic Fibres Are Causing Major Harm to Marine Life

    The Conversation Africa, 7 March 2017

    Next time you take a stroll along your favourite isolated beach, far from any city, take a moment to look down at the high tide mark. You'll almost certainly see small plastic… Read more »

  • Africa:   UN Declares War On Ocean Plastic

    IPS, 23 February 2017

    The available data is enough for the United Nations to literally declare war on oceans plastic: more than 8 million tonnes of leaks into their waters each year - equal to dumping a… Read more »

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  • Clean Seas

    Author:
    UNEP
    Publisher:
    UNEP
    Publication Date:
    22 February 2017

    By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in our oceans. UN Environment is launching the #CleanSeas campaign on February 23, 2017 to turn the ... see more »

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