This year, an estimated 5.5 quadrillion (or 5,500 million million) plastic nurdles (pre-production plastic pellets), weighing around 250 billion pounds, will be made and disposed of and in all likelihood will end up polluting the planet’s oceans.

Vast swathes of our seas are already full of plastic which, when acted on by sunlight and wave action, releases toxins that are then absorbed by fish and plankton, ultimately ending up on our plates.

STOP is working to change this. As well as lobbying governments and raising greater awareness of the issue, it is encouraging industry to ‘close the loop’ ...


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