Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN

Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN

Posted on December 9, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from the ever-increasing tide of plastic waste, the UN’s head of oceans has warned.

Source: Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN

Tisha Brown from Greenpeace told BBC News: “We welcome that they are looking at a stronger statement, but with billions of tonnes of plastic waste entering the oceans we need much more urgent action.

“We need manufacturers to take responsibility for their products – and we need to look at our consumption patterns that are driving all this.”

Indonesia – the world’s second biggest plastics polluter after China – has pledged to reduce plastic waste into the ocean 75% by 2025, but some observers doubt legal rules are strong enough to make this happen.