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Ocean littering could out-number fish by 2050

Date: Feb 27, 2017

Unless people stop dumping plastic items such as bottles, bags and cups after just using them 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 but also used a few props to demonstrate how the average person can be a part of the solution.

UN Radio's Dianne Penn…

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