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Effort to curb plastic in ocean is 'bailing bath with a spoon'

Jan 02, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

CURRENT efforts to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean are like trying to bail out an overflowing bath with a teaspoon, an environmental charity has warned.

The devastation caused by plastic pollution was catapulted to the public's attention in 2018 - largely due to the powerful images broadcast in Sir David Attenborough's Blue Planet II.

Despite the positive noises, there has been little tangible change in the UK, according to scientists at the Marine Conservation Society (MCS...