06 February 2017

Sir Richard Branson video on Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

Sir Richard Branson: "Plastic pollution in the ocean is a major global problem"

Video above published Jan 24, 2017: Sir Richard Branson praises our #OceanRescue campaign, and says a deposit return scheme is “a fantastic idea, and one that should be encouraged.”

Marine Debris Program | marinedebris.noaa.gov: "... The debris is continuously mixed by wind and wave action and widely dispersed both over huge surface areas and throughout the top portion of the water column. It is possible to sail through the “garbage patch” area and see very little or no debris on the water’s surface. It is also difficult to estimate the size of these “patches,” because the borders and content constantly change with ocean currents and winds. Regardless of the exact size, mass, and location of the “garbage patch,” manmade debris does not belong in our oceans and waterways and must be addressed ..."

Plastic is killing marine wildlife | #OceanRescue

Video above published Jan 23, 2017: Plastic in our oceans is killing marine wildlife at a staggering rate.

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