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Collective impact – Waves Positive impact Environment Oceans

San Diego, thecamp & Marine Debris

Each year, on average 8.3 million tonnes of plastic is washed into the oceans. That's the equivalent of one garbage truck every minute. It's a fact that is even more spine-chilling when one considers that the time it takes for plastic to degrade in sea water varies from a few years to several centuries. To reduce this pollution, thecamp has set up the Plastic & Ocean Platform (POP to its friends) collective, by bringing together the most committed stakeholders from around the world. After several months' work, the POP announced the results of its deliberations at the 6th International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego. Read the complete scientific report here!