Oceans of plastic

Plastic bottles and garbage waste from a village in Timor-Leste wash on the shores of a river and then spill into the sea. UN Photo/Martine Perret

It's a race against time to save the oceans, says an organisation concerned with marine conservation.

The Race for Water Foundation met with other marine experts at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss the numerous negative impacts of plastic pollution on the world's ecosystem and the human population.

Plastic waste can damage wildlife habitats, fishnets can entangle whales and fish often ingest small pieces of plastic.

Cathrine Hasselberg has more.

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