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Will there be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050?


Plastic bottles, plastic bags, plastic pens – ever wondered where all that plastic we throw away ends up.

Well according to a report released by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation last month.

at least eight million tonnes of plastic is leaked into the ocean every year.

The foundation says this is equivalent to a rubbish truck being dumped into the sea per minute and if no action is taken it will increase to two per minute by 2030 and four per minute by 2050. 

Senior research scientist at C-S-I-R-O Oceans and Atmosphere Dr Chris Wilcox and Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly speak to Panorama reporter Oliver Jones. 

Image source: The Plastic Ocean Project. 

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