Plastic waste could soon outweigh all fish in oceans: United Nations chief

Monday, 11 Jun, 2018

That was 11 months ago. They then attract more debris. But if we look at the loss rates, for many of these habitats, the loss rates have been reduced and now the losses have stopped.

As we prepare for the Regional Mid-Term Review of the SAMOA Pathway (SIDS Programme of Action) which will take place in Belize in August 2018, it may be necessary to analyse this global challenge and how it impacts SIDS.

By this point, this should be old news to everyone; countless groups nationally and internationally are working tirelessly to ban plastic straws. That's a heck of a lot of plastic.

"Mainers harvest roughly more than 300 million pounds of seafood for human consumption every single year", said Maine State Representative Mick Devin. The annual day, coordinated by The Ocean Project, targeted preventing plastic pollution this year and sought to encourage solutions for a healthy ocean.

Trudeau added that Canada would "invest $100 million to rid our oceans of the global plastic pollution". Most of those end up in our oceans, polluting the water and harming or killing marine life. It literally starved to death.

American Express will evolve its operations to embody Parley's AIR (Avoid, Intercept, Redesign) philosophy through a corporate pledge to limit single-use plastics, intercept plastic waste and redesign existing materials and plastic products.

When we see images of sea creatures and sea birds being choked by plastic, usually it's fully intact pieces of waste.

By properly informing ourselves, we'll be able to view our actions as part of the collective whole, rather than standalone indiscretions that don't make all that much of a difference.

Di Carlo warn that it is wrong to let the Mediterranean drown in plastic and highlighted the necessity to act urgently and across the whole supply chain to save the ocean from the pervasive presence of plastics.

At the United Nations Environment Assembly in December 2017, India along with 193 other nations, signed a resolution to reduce marine plastic waste. It all starts with one less plastic bag, straw, disposal plates, spoons, cups, bottles, etc.

Though it may seem daunting, every one of us can help reduce ocean plastic.

Bring your own fresh produce bags, too.

Buy laundry detergent that comes in a box.

Pursue zero waste certification for its New York City headquarters by 2025.

Plastic - reuse it or refuse it! Or skip the dry cleaner all together! If recycled, plastic can be put to many uses. Although there is a federal ban on the use of microbeads in toothpaste and health products that rinse off, such as soaps and body wash, the ban does not extend to deodorants, makeup, lotions, or household cleaners.

Light your fire with matches.

Use cloth diapers instead of disposable ones.

Shop at package-free stores.

We all know what we need to do, it's time to do it. Let's all commit to saying sayonara to single-use plastic for good.