Global effort could cut ocean plastics by 77% by 2025

phys.org | 2/23/2018 | Staff
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Global funding to revolutionise waste management in the world's worst polluting countries could clean up ocean plastic by 77% by 2025.

That's the claim in an exclusive report urging immediate action to step up waste management worldwide.

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It comes a year after David Attenborough's BBC series, Blue Planet II horrified the nation with powerful images of wildlife harmed and slayed by plastic pollution.

"We have no right to harm the lives of other creatures by allowing plastics to get into the ocean," said Brunel University London Professor, Edward Kosior.

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Launching the report at this week's Ocean Plastics Crisis Summit, Prof Kosior said: "This dire situation calls for strong immediate action to slow the rate at which waste is produced."

"We have to end this dig-use-discard mentality. Every package that's made should be recyclable. There's no excuse. It is a must for all."

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