Professor Robert Marsh, one of the UK’s leading oceanographers, calls for a Plastic Free Aisle in the I Newspaper.
Covering almost three-quarters of the earth, the world’s oceans often appear untainted by mankind’s worst excesses. Global seas are teeming with life, providing a home for a vast array of flora and fauna. Despite the pristine exterior, the tranquil surface belies the true extent of the plastic pollution crisis facing global oceans. 8m tonnes of plastic are dumped into oceans every year With our insatiable appetite for throwaway plastic showing no signs of letting up, we risk doing irreparable damage to global seas in the decades ahead.
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