The figures are startling and shameful. And they show that humankind is choking our planet’s oceans, and their inhabitants, to death. The Consumers International global consumer movement, which is leading a campaign against plastics – and particularly the single-use types – says by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. It is estimated that 100 000 marine mammals and turtles, as well as one million sea birds, are killed by marine plastic pollution annually. More than eight million tons of plastic enters the sea every year. Single-use plastics account for 50% of the plastic produced every…

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