World leaders will gather in Malta this week to discuss how to save oceans that are being destroyed by pollution.

The ‘Our Ocean, An Ocean for Life‘ conference will bring together stakeholders on 5 and 6 October to advance solutions that can overcome the devastation being caused by human actions, such as the 10 million tons of litter that is dumped in the sea annually. Most European politicians advocate the swift adoption of circular economy principles as the key strategy to reverse the trend. A trend, according to one report, that could result in there being more plastic waste in the sea than fish by 2050.

“A new vision is needed, along with strong and action-oriented commitments,” the event website states. “Since 2014, Our Ocean conferences, have invited world leaders to look forward and respond, delivering high-level commitments and transforming the challenges ahead into an opportunity for cooperation, innovation and entrepreneurship.”

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