From the tiniest plankton to the largest whales, plastics impact nearly 700 species in our ocean. Plastic has been found in more than 60% of all seabirds and in 100% of sea turtles species, that mistake plastic for food. The visible ocean plastic can entangle, choke, poison and starve marine birds and wildlife.
The session will focus on increasing risk of high volumes of tiny toxic plastic particles that are starting to outnumber the plankton that form the base of the marine food chain. The focus would be to discuss on the strategies to cut down the amount of plastic entering the ocean by half within a decade.