Ocean, People, Planet: Preventing Ocean Plastic Pollution
Stat: 11 million metric tons—the amount of plastic that enters the ocean each year.
Story: We continue our “Ocean, People, Planet” season with a discussion of one of the largest threats facing the ocean: plastic pollution. Winnie Lau, who is the project director of Pew’s preventing ocean plastics project, and Richard Bailey, professor of environmental systems at Oxford University, discuss ways to reduce the amount of plastic entering the ocean and highlight a new analytical tool that nations can use to take action.
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