UNEP launches #CleanSeas campaign to reduce plastic use

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UNEP Patron for Oceans, Lewis Pugh, is swimming the Seven Seas to urge policy makers to protect at least 10 per cent of the world’s seas. In the Arabian Sea off Oman, the seabed was a rubbish dump. No fish. No coral. Just tyres, plastic packets, bottles, cans. Photo: UNEP

Unless people stop dumping plastic items such as bottles, bags and cups after using them just once, there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050.

That's according to estimates cited by the UN Environment Programme  (UNEP) which has launched the #CleanSeas campaign to combat marine litter by reducing plastic production and use.

Dianne Penn spoke to Alejandro Laguna, Information Officer with UNEP's office in New York.

He outlined the magnitude of the problem and also used a few props to demonstrate how the average person can be a part of the solution.

Duration: 5'00"

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