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Ocean plastic pollution is a huge — but solvable — problem

Winnie Lau, on The Hill, highlights ways in which we can reduce plastic pollution in the sea.

The C3 Take
  • There are roughly 11 million tons of plastic floating in our ocean each year.
  • While this number is intimidating, this problem is solvable through public-private partnerships, changes in consumer behavior, and developing waste management systems in developing nations.

“Reducing the flow of ocean-bound plastic by 80 percent will require a society-wide effort. The good news is that it would benefit marine life, the planet and humans alike — and that it could happen within our generation.”

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