In 20 years, three times more plastic is predicted to enter the oceans – The Planet

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Excerpt from ‘The Planet’ newsletter:

“Plastic pollution is one of those themes. I spoke in yesterday’s interview about the credit card per week that we find in our water and food, but it is just one of the many ways how the plastic problem is affecting life on this planet. In a marine national monument in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a team collected 47 tons of plastic waste in just ten days. More than 80 percent of the haul consisted of ‘ghost nets,’ derelict fishing gear that keeps killing marine life long after it stopped being used to catch fish for human consumption. The few happy stories of team members in Hawaii rescuing seals account by all likelihood for only a fraction of the total cases that end with the animal dying.”

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