Plastic pollution is killing our marine life

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Plastic represents 95 percent of the waste floating in the Mediterranean and on its beaches, with most coming from Turkey and Spain, followed by Italy, Egypt and France, the report said. "On the issue of plastics, this is an issue that the United Kingdom has seen as a very key issue, as do others around the world".

At the current rate, there could be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish by weight by 2050. Yearly, a colossal 1.4 billion tons of trash ends up in our attractive oceans.

American Express prototype of the first-ever credit card made primarily with Ocean Plastic. Just like the plastic will, unless we act now. "And we are losing on every front", he stressed.

Take a few minutes and think about your typical day. "Every little thing I have done then to conserve nature and articles I have read about plastic pollution urged me to take this step", he says. MI even passed a law that makes it illegal for any city to enact a ban on plastic shopping bags, according to the Washington Post. Shopping for sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood is a lot trickier than other types of meat, as you need to know the standardised name of the fish or species, the fishing technique and the area of origin. Do your kids have plastic toys? In addition, half of all the plastic that we use is single-use and rapidly becomes waste. "It is only by acting together that we can free our oceans, rivers, cities and lives from unnecessary plastic", concluded Di Carlo.

The United Nations aims to lead by example and that more than 30 agencies have now begun working to end the use of single-use plastic, said Dujarric.

The Indus and the Ganges, which flow through India, carry the second and sixth highest amounts of plastic debris to the ocean.

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The percentage of the Earth's surface that is covered by water.

So - coastal communities are in jeopardy, the oceans are being swamped by a tide of pollution, marine life is in decline, and climate change is having an increasingly powerful impact. The oceans of the planet are struggling with pollution today, and with continued warming of the oceans, the world sea level is likely to rise for centuries to come.

What are the problems with plastic in our oceans?

In December 2017, Dell announced its NextWave initiative aimed at reducing ocean litter by creating a global supply chain for ocean-bound plastic packaging. Birds often mistake tiny pieces of plastic for food. But the majority of the garbage that finds their way into the seas and oceans are plastics.

It impales, wraps around, and is ingested by sea turtles. But the mention of plastics waste by heads of government of some of the world's largest economies indicated the rising concern.

In fact, Dell has been using plastics recovered from e-waste through its recycling program since 2013, and now it is on its way to meet its target of using 100 million pounds of recycled materials in its products by 2020.