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The effects of plastic waste


Plastic from our coasts is caught up in vast circular ocean currents (gyres) which draw it to their centres, while it breaks up into small particles, mixing with the plankton at the ocean surface.

Plankton is at the heart of the food chain and the tiny plant component provides us with more than half the oxygen we breathe and absorbs carbon dioxide – in essence our oceans keep us alive.  

We can’t yet safely remove plastic particles from the vital plankton that lives in the ocean, so we must stop it from reaching them. Jeremy wants us all to be aware of this pollution, to ‘put plastic in the right place’ and, above all, to stop our addiction to single-use items. The oceans can no longer be a dumping place for plastic waste: we must put it to practical use.

Jeremy wants us all to be aware of this pollution, to ‘put plastic in the right place’ and, above all, to stop our addiction to single-use items

A Plastic Ocean Trailer