Taking an innovative approach to plastic pollution: Local B.C. companies helping to minimize plastic
NEWS PROVIDED BY: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region
Sep 04, 2019, 14:08 ET
DELTA, BC, Sept. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Each year, more than eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world's oceans. Abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear (known as ghost fishing gear) is a major contributor to plastic marine debris. The impact of marine debris on wildlife is significant, with World Animal Protection reporting that 92% of encounters between marine animals and debris, including ghost fishing gear, can be lethal, primarily due to ingestion or entanglement.