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Plastic in the world's oceans
The world’s oceans are choking. Plastic rubbish washes up on beaches all around the world. Regularly it is found in the stomachs of fish, sea birds and other wildlife, ultimately killing them if it does not first compromise their fertility, or else it moves up the food chain till it arrives on our plates. By 2025 it is estimated that the world’s oceans will hold one kilogram of plastic for every three kilograms of fish. As bad as it sounds, if we continue as we are, the ratio will be one to one by the year 2050.
By 2050 the world’s oceans will contain as much plastic as fish, unless we take action.
“More has to be done to face this problem. If we don’t act now, plastic won’t just be in the ecosystem, it will become an increasingly dominant feature of the ecosystem. We need to find ways to protect the oceans as soon as we can.”
- Kristian Parker, Trustee of the Environment Programmer
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PLASTIC IN THE WORLD'S OCEANS