Climate change and the scourge of plastics

Climate change and the scourge of plastics

We need less spin and more delivery from the government

As so memorably highlighted by David Attenborough in the TV series Blue Planet II, plastics are a huge problem for the environment, particularly the world’s oceans. From plastic bags and shreds of plastic, to tiny pieces of plastic that are mistaken for food and eaten by sea creatures, the problem is widespread and hugely damaging. It has been suggested that with every passing year, in the region of eight million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the sea globally. Equally concerning is the report that microplastic fibres can be found in 83 per cent of the world’s tap water.

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