Micro plastics, macro problem

2022 Our Ocean Conference Opening Reception at the Palau Pacific Resort. (Jesse Alpert / U.S. Department of State)

An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic are circulating in our oceans, and that figure is growing by the equivalent of one-truckload every minute, the United Nations Environment Program says.

Plastic pollution was a critical concern at the Our Ocean conference in Palau this year, which ended with 71 commitments worth US$3.3 million to tackle marine pollution, including AUD$15 . . .

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