Thu. Jul 18th, 2019

The Ocean Conservancy’s Janis Searles Jones on ending upstream plastic air pollution

The Ocean Conservancy’s CEO Janis Searles Jones is engaged on the longstanding mission of the group of defending the oceans, however with an bold new goal: ending the movement of all new plastic into the ocean. With eight million metric tons of plastic flowing into the oceans yearly — “a rubbish truck a minute,” Jones factors out — stopping the onslaught is likely one of the most necessary and pressing priorities.

There’s an progressive new mission to do that: bringing collectively the personal sector, the general public and policymakers,  Ocean Conservancy is attempting to cease the movement of all plastic into the oceans from its upstream sources on land by 2030. It is a “humorous” place to be working for an ocean group, Jones famous, however that is the place Ocean Conservancy discovered that essentially the most impression might be made.

Ocean plastic has come to the forefront as a serious public problem, so now’s the time for motion, Jones says.

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