A call to arms to fight the ‘war on plastic’

Every minute of every day, a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. It destroys because it endures, breaking down into smaller pieces and particles.

And pretty much every size of particle is a problem – from the plastic bags that are filling up the stomachs of whales and turtles, to the smaller shreds that end up killing young seabirds, stuffed into them by their own desperate parents; to the microplastics that become carriers for lethal pathogens, and the nano-particles that we’re all ingesting and inhaling.

And of course the problems are not just at sea.

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