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Tracking The Movement Of All Plastic Litter In The Ocean Is Crucial

Euro Scientist

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At the end of October the European Parliament approved EU’s plans to ban, by 2021, throwaway plastics, which make up over 70% of the marine litter. This is part of the newly launched EU’s plastics strategy and of speeding up global action on marine plastics pollution. The G7 summit in Canada in June adopted a Plastics Charter, signed by all five EU countries that are represented in the group and were known as the seven world leading economies.