Marine Wildlife

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Over eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year, and by 2050, research predicts that there could be more plastic (by weight) than fish in the ocean.

This plastic debris has a detrimental and deadly impact on marine wildlife, killing over 100,000 sea creatures every year with fatalities deriving from entanglement, suffocation and ingestion. In fact, sea turtles, seabirds and whales are among the 700 marine species that often eat and get stuck in plastic litter. It is therefore imperative that society works to significantly reduce its consumption of plastic and improve its waste management to protect and preserve marine wildlife.