World Oceans Day tomorrow (make that today now) is a great opportunity to impress on people that urgent action is needed to save our seas from plastic waste.
The clear and present danger of plastics was highlighted in a report by the circular economy’s Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which said that “by 2050 oceans could contain more plastics than fish (by weight)”.
— EU Environment (@EU_ENV) June 8, 2017
Projects are underway to avert this disaster, including the Clean Seas initiative – launched by UN Environment – which is working to ‘turn the tide on plastic’. It has a list of actions people can take to make a difference, including encouraging companies to use less plastic.
— UN Environment Programme (@UNEP) June 7, 2017
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation also launched a £2 million innovation prize last month to keep ‘plastics out of the sea’.
While an environmentalist recently crossed the English channel on a stand up paddle board to raise awareness of the scourge of plastic waste. And she has an app to help people join her in fighting the problem.
— Lizzie Carr MBE (@LizzieOutside) May 19, 2017
Remember to join the conversation tomorrow (yes today) #worldoceansday #CleanSeas
— Zoo Miami (@zoomiami) June 6, 2017