Impact of Plastic in the Polar Regions

Impact of Plastic in the Polar Regions

Start date
1 October, 2017
End date
1 October, 2020

An estimated 75% of all the litter in our oceans is plastic, and around 5 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the ocean annually. Observations of a significant concentration of plastics debris in both polar oceans indicate that plastic pollution is a global problem.  The impacts of this debris on the sensitive polar ecosystem could be profound.