1 Mar 2017

UN declares 'War' on ocean plastic

From , 4:02 pm on 1 March 2017

Environmental groups in the Pacific are calling on governments and businesses in the region to join the United Nations' global campaign declaring war on ocean plastic.

The UN's Environment agency says marine litter is reaching 'alarming levels' with about 13-thousand pieces of plastic litter per square kilometre of ocean.

It will be holding an ocean-themed conference at its headquarters in New York in June with Fiji and Sweden co-hosting the event.

Amelia Langford reports.

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