Globally combined, we dump the equivalent of one garbage truck of trash into our oceans every minute. Based on current projections, the amount of plastic trash in the oceans will double by 2030 and nearly triple by 2040 to 29 million metric tonnes per year ~ left unchecked, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Plastic pollution is disrupting food chains vital to animal and human health, and in turn, accelerating the heating of the Ocean. It has to stop. This is why 175 countries came together at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi earlier this year with plastic pollution and marine debris as an urgent shared priority. (Read More)
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