Plastic pollution in the sea
Plastic pollution in the sea has pushed its way to the forefront of public opinion over the last few months. New research drives this publicity, with revelations that up to 93% of bottled water may contain microplastics1. This coupled with Blue Planet II’s stark imagery of plastic build up in the most remote parts of our planet means that "out of sight, out of mind" is no longer an option for the UK, a notion that is already reflected in recent government policy.
Issue: Sustainable Development Goals Typology: Research