Mail on Sunday: Read this article about the extreme amounts of plastic in our oceans by A Plastic Planet’s own Frederikke Magnussen.
- Approximately eight million tons of plastic is dumped into the seas every year
- The oceans will contain one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish by 2025
- A new film follows scientists as they uncover the truth about what is in the ocean
With six square metres of plastic sheeting tangled up inside its stomach, a magnificent Bryde’s whale is struggling to breathe and is now on its way to a slow, agonising death off the coast of Australia.
It is just another pointless casualty of an ecological disaster, perhaps the biggest environmental catastrophe of all – caused by the millions of tons of poisonous plastic waste being dumped in our oceans.
This image is just one scene from a groundbreaking new documentary already described by Sir David Attenborough as ‘the most important of our time’. It is a film that lays bare the astonishing extent of plastic waste killing the previously pristine oceans – and which could ultimately kill us, too.
Did you know, for example, that about eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the seas every year? Or that the oceans will contain one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish by 2025? By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish.