Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tackling Plastic In Our Oceans

Hi Everyone...

It is likely you heard about the Sperm Whale that died last week in Spain with 64 lbs of plastic in him. Reports suggest there is 8 million tons of plastic in the ocean globally each year and more than 51 million microplastics in the oceans that are ingested by marine life. The British government has committed nearly 88 million dollars to help tackle this problem. This money will be used in 3 ways: to fund research on the cause and effects plastic has on marine life, prevention of plastics entering oceans and improving the management of waste. The UK is also put together a Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance to continue to work on this problem. The UK has promised to be plastic free by 2042 though some supermakerts are starting to promise to do so by 2023. Now if we could just get some other countries on board! :-)